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1870

 

 Date of issue unknown (late 1870’s?) (probably a newspaper from Wadesboro, Anson Co, NC)

-Mr. William HUBBARD, Mr. Ephraim CURLEE and Mr. Hugh HORNE, all of Lanesboro township, were the principles in a bloody affray at Polkton election day.  The facts in the case, as they come to us, are as follows: Mr. HUBBARD was drinking and followed Mr. CURLEE up and cursed him about some rent that CURLEE owed his father.  This continued sometime when, finally, HUBBARD struck CURLEE over the head with a walking stick, and then CURLEE jerked the stick out of HUBBARD’S hand and struck HUBBARD two very severe blows over the head with it, at the same time  cutting him on the right side of the abdomen inflicting a serious wound.  Just then Mr. Hugh HORNE took the matter up and drew his pistol and shot CURLEE just above his right knew, inflicting a flesh wound.  Politics had nothing whatever to do with the row, as all of the parties to it are of the same political faith.

 

Thursday, January 15, 1870  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Our esteemed townsman, Mr. James McBRIDE, had his leg broken below the knee, on the night of the 5th, inst., by an accidental fall.  We are glad to learn that he is doing very well.

-State of North Carolina. James ELLWOOD against C. H. HAMILTON, C. LLOYD, J.M. GRAHAM, H. A. FRY & Co.  Four hundred and seventy five dollars, due for work and labor done upon the appurtenances of Defendants in 1869, warrant of attachment, Returnable before the Superior Court, for the County of Union, at the Court House in Monroe, on 11th April, 1870, when and where the Defendant is required to appear and answer the complaint, dated this the 6th day of January, 1870.  G. W. FLOW, C.S.C. of Union Co.

-State of North Carolina, Union County.  John P. HOUSTON and James HOUSTON, Administrators of Needham ARMFIELD, to the use of Joseph R. HUDSON, Administrator of Robert LEWIS, dec.d, Against Lee HARKNESS.  306.84 due by note with interest thereon. Warrant of attachment returnable before the Superior Court, of Union county, on the 11th day of April, 1870, at his office at the Court House in Monroe, Union county, N.C., when and where the Defendant is required to appear and answer the complaint.  G. W. FLOW, C.S.C.

-State of North Carolina, Union County.  John CAUDER against C. H. HAMILTON,

J. M. MOREHEAD, C. LLOYD, H. A. FRY & Co.  Attachment.  $410 due by account.  Warrant of attachment returnable before the Superior Court of Union county, N.C., at his office at the Court House, in Monroe, on the 11th day of April, 1870, when and where the Defendants are required to appear and answer the complaint.  G. W. FLOW, C.S.C.

-Tribute of Respect [for Joseph MEDLY, deceased – page is torn, faded and difficult to read]… Joseph MEDLY was a Virginian by birth but removed to North Carolina in childhood…. Dying at the advanced age of seventy-eight….

 

Thursday, January, 27, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-On the 4th January, 1870, S. W.COLE, Esq., of Anson county, and Miss Sallie F., daughter of D. R. SHELTON, Esq., of Louisa county, Va.

 

January 28, 1870, Southern Christian Advocate
-William Pinckney Steward was born in Union Co., N.C., and died in Monroe, N. C., Dec. 8th 1869. In 1860 he removed to Bainbridge, Ga….. A. J. Dean.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

January 28, 1870, Southern Christian Advocate
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Lucy White, wife of Col. J. White, was born 21st October 1800, married 4th Dec 1817, and died in Anson Co., N.C., 20th Nov 1869. Thomas A. Boone.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

January 28, 1870, Southern Christian Advocate
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Henry H. Fincher, son of Wm. and Cynthia Fincher, was born in Lancaster District, S. C., February 10th 1828, was killed by the accidental firing of a gun in Monroe, December 23d, 1869. John W. Abernathy.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Feb 2, 1870 Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Archie Stacey Atkins to Cornelia Lilly, Jan. 26, Stanly county.

 

Thursday, February 10, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In this county, very suddenly, Jeremiah CLONTZ, on the 27th ult.

 

Thursday, February 17, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, on the 10th inst., by Rev. Mr. WILLIAMS, Mr. E. A. McCAULEY to Mrs. M. J. HENDERSON.

-Married: In this county, on the 27th ult., by Rev. John DOUGLAS, Mr. Samuel C. STARNES to Mrs. Jane P. McGINN

-Married: In this city, on the 3rd instant, by A. H. MARTIN, Esq., Mr. Allen H. BROWN to Mrs. E. D. COOPER.

Thursday, February 24, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this city, on the 16th inst., by Rev. A. W. MILLER, Mr. H. Smith PHARR, of Cabarrus, and Miss Mattie, daughter of John S. MEANS, Esq., of this city.

-Died: At the residence of James M. HUTCHINSON, Esq., near this city, on Saturday the 19th instant, Mary, infant daughter of J. M. and Lizzie HUTCHINSON, aged 18 months.

 

Thursday, March 3, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In Sharon, Mecklenburg county, on the 24th February, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC), by Rev. R. Z. JOHNSTON, Mr. S. Washington ALEXANDER, and Miss Sarah L., daughter of Mr. William D. TAYLOR.

Married: February, 24th, 1870, at Pineville, N.C., by Rev. J. C. CHALMERS, Mr. J. H. HISLOP, and Miss Minnie S., daughter of Dr. William A. PRESSLY.

-Married: At the residence of Strother Renick, Esq., on Tuesday evening, Feb. 15th, by Rev. Mr. Dalton, Mr. Wm. H. POINDEXTER and Miss M. Belle LIGHTNER, all of LaFayette county, Mo.

-Died: In this city, on the 1st inst., Robert SHAW, aged 53 years, 4 months and 23 days.

 

Thursday, March 17, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In Mecklenburg county, by Rev. R. Z. JOHNSTON on the 8th inst., Mr. Watson W. ALEXANDER and Miss Dorcas J. ALEXANDER.

-Married: In Lancaster county, on the 24th ult., by Rev. J. N. CRAIG, Dr. Dr. James H. WITHERSPOON and Miss Emma O., eldest daughter of J. A. HASSELTINE Esq.

-Died: In Monroe, N.C., on the 14th inst., Major D. A. COVINGTON. Major COVINGTON was for many years the Chairman of the County Court of Union.– He was one of the most prominent and useful citizens of that county.

-Died: At Davidson College, N.C., Jan. 10, 1870, from the effects of a painful and dangerous surgical operation, Mrs. Mary ANDREW. Mrs. ANDREW’S maiden name was BRADSHAW. She was born in Rowan county Oct. 10, 1818, and was married to Mr. James E. ANDREW Sept. 13, 1838. Both husband and wife were of old Scotch Irish Presbyterian families. A strong will, unusual energy, and the fear of God formed for Mrs. ANDREW a distinctly marked character, and enabled her to perform aright all her duties as a faithful wife and a tender mother. An invalid for many years, she learned by a long experience that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom she trusted, was faithful in all his promises.

-Died: In Quitman, Texas, on the 29th of January, William L. ALEXANDER, son of the late Julius ALEXANDER of Mecklenburg, N.C. …graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1854… …called upon to preside over a College of high standing in the State of Texas… [lengthy obituary]

 

Friday, March 18, 1870, DAILY JOURNAL (Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C.)

-Died: We regret to learn that major D. A. COVINGTON died at his residence in Monroe on Monday night last.  He was a former Senator for Union and Anson Counties. – Charlotte Times.

 

Thursday, March 24, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: March 15th, 1870, at Oakland, Chester county, South Carolina, the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. James E. WHITE, Colonel William Lee DAVIDSON, of Lexington, Ky., (formerly of Charlotte, N.C.,) and Miss Annie Irvine, second daughter of Maj. James PAGAN.

-Married: at “Westwood,” near Uniontown, Ala., on the 24th February, by Rev. R. H. COBB, Mr. Joe W. DAVIDSON, late of Charlotte, N.C., to Miss Louise S., daughter of the late Col. James L. PRICE.

-Died: In Canton, Miss., entered into rest on the 4th of March, 1870, Mrs. Cynthia S. DINKINS, wife of A. H. DINKINS, Esq. Deceased was born in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, on the 6th of December, 1820, married July 26th, 1842, united with the Baptist church in Canton, Mississippi, in 1855. She was the daughter of the late William and M. P. SPRINGS of Mecklenburg county, N.C…. [lengthy eulogy follows]

 

Thursday, March 31, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: On the 13th inst., by Rev. J. GIBBES, Mr. John LAWSON, of Union county [NC or SC?], and Miss Frances SMITH, of Spartanburg.

-Died:  In Union county, on the 17th inst., Miss Carrie WINEBRENNER, in the eleventh year of her age.

 

Thursday, April 21, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, on the 5th inst., by Rev. G. D. PARKS, Mr. R. J. MONTEITH and Miss Mary A., daughter of Solomon SIFFORD, Esq.

-Married: In this county, in Steel Creek, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. John DOUGLAS, Mr. J. W. WILLIAMSON and Miss Mary J. NICHOLSON, daughter of J. C. NICHOLSON, Esq.

-Died: In this city, on the 13th instant, John P. ROSS, Esq., aged 54 years.

 

Thursday, April 28, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In this county, on the 26th instant, John DAVIDSON, Esq., one of the most revered and honored of the fathers of the land. He reached a truly patriarchal age, being over 90 years old, but his memory and mind seemed almost entirely unimpaired; and his affection for his friends, and sweetness of temper, were remarkable in one so aged. He will be deeply mourned by a very wide circle of relatives and friends.

-Died: In this county, on the 19th inst., Mr. John H. McDOWELL, and good man and useful citizen.

 

Thursday, May 5, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: On the 1st of March, at the Presbyterian church in Concord, by the Rev. E. H. HARDING, Mr. Noah PORTER, of Memphis, Tenn., to Miss Nannie FOARD, daughter of Maj. R. W. FOARD.

-Died: In this city, on the 29th ult., at the residence of Dr. T. K. CURETON, Mrs. Nancy R. MILLS, wife of the late Govan MILLS, of Spartanburg, S.C., aged 63 years…

-Died: In this City, on the 28th ult., Mrs. Anna FRIPP, aged about 60 years.

-Died: In this county, on the 25th ult., Mrs. Mary S. WOLFE, aged 58.

-Died: On Friday, April 29th, Mr. John M. McCRANEY, near Lancasterville, S.C., from an injury received by his horse running off with the buggy. Mr. McCRANEY leaves a large circle of relations and friends, by whom he was admired and esteemed.

 

Thursday, May 19, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: On the 4th inst., by the Rev. J. E. PRESSLY, Mr. Cyrus A. ARCHER of this county, and Mrs. J. Ann DEWESE of Cabarrus.

-Married: In Union county, the 8th of May, by E. S. HARKNESS, Esq., Mr. Dallas MILLER and Miss Manica CRAIG.

-Died: In this city, May 13th, Melissa Rosanna, daughter of William and S. HANNON, aged 7 years and 4 months.

-Died: In this city, on the 13th inst., Virginia L. daughter of P. E. and M. K. NIMO, aged 5 years and 11 days.

-Died: In Union county, recently, Mr. H. DOWNING, a member of the Legislature.

-Died: In Anson county, on the 25th ult., Mrs. Christian McN. McALPIN, aged 85 years.

-State of North Carolina, Cabarrus County, Superior Court, Fall Term 1869. Alice J. GRONAR Against James G. GRONAR. Complaint for Divorce… James G. GRONAR resides beyond the limits of this State…

 

Thursday, May 26, 1870  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Notice: By Virtue of an order of Sale made by the Clerk of the Superior Court of Anson County, on the 25th day of April 1870, and approved by his Honor Ralph P. BUXTON, I will sell, to the highest bidder, on Monday, the 6th day of June, 1870, at Ansonville, the House and Lots belonging to the estate of Joel TYSON, dec’d, to wit: The Hotel, Store house, Brick dwelling, and several other houses and Lots with about 500 acres of land, in and adjoining Ansonville…. Nathaniel KNIGHT, Adm’r of Joel TYSON, dec’d.

 

Thursday, May 26, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this City, on the 19th inst., at the residence of the officiating Clergyman, Rev. N. ALDRICH, Mrs. S. A. HARRIS of Catawba county, and Miss Anna J. HICKS of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Catawba county, N.C.

-Married: On the 17th inst., by Rev. A. L. STOUGH, Dr. Joseph GRIBBLE, of Mecklenburg county, N.C., to Miss Delilah ROSS, daughter of John ROSS, of Pleasant Valley, S.C.

-Married: Also, by the same, on the same day, Mr. John HARRISON to Miss Lou DAVIS, both of York county, S.C.

-Died: In this city, on the 23rd instant, Thomas McLIN, infant son of Dr. C. J. FOX, aged 9 months.

-Died: In Steel Creek, Mecklenburg county, on the 23rd instant, very suddenly of apoplexy, Mr. James L. PORTER, aged 53 years.

 

Thursday, June 2, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In Steel Creek, in this county, on the 30th ult., Col. Wm. M. GRIER, aged 66 years.  Col. GRIER was known during the war as “the soldier’s friend.” He gave his time, his energy, his substance, his heart to the Confederate cause. He was constantly on his way to and from the army with much needed supplies. An honored Senator in the State Legislature, an affectionate husband and father, a kind, generous neighbor, a hospitable host, a good citizen, he will be ever revered for his many and noble characteristics. But we love to think of him especially as the Christian gentleman. For twenty-six years he was an Elder in Little Steel Creek Church. During his long illness, he expressed his firm trust in his Saviour. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.”

 

Thursday, June 9, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In Lincolnton, N.C., on the 3rd instant, James G. JOHNSTON. He was a Ruling Elder in Sharon (Presbyterian) Church, in this county.

 

Thursday, June 16, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In this city, on the 12th inst., Cornelius Ritchie, infant son of J. Ritchie and Rita LAWRENCE.

-Died: In this City, on the 9th inst., Rachael, daughter of Mr. J. and Mrs. Bettie RINTELS, aged 2 years and 10 months.

-Died: In this county, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Mary C. McGAHEY, wife of Thaddeus C. McGAHEY, and daughter of M. H. and C. H. HUTCHINSON, aged 27 years.

-Died: In this county, on the 11th inst., Mattie M., daughter of M. J. and E. M. CROWEL, aged 1 year and 9 months.

 

Thursday, June 23, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died, in this county, on the 15th of February, at his residence, Mr. Wm. T. ALEXANDER, in the 67th year of his age. Mr. ALEXANDER possessed much of the milk of human kindness, and was ever ready to extend a helping hand to the needy. We have every reason to believe that the blessing of those, who were ready to perish came upon him. For four years before his death, he was deprived of the use of his reason. So that instead of being, as he had been, the kind husband, the indulgent parent, the accommodating neighbor, he became a source of continual anxiety to his deeply afflicted family. May they be enabled to cast their burden upon the Lord, who will sustain them, and never suffer the righteous to be moved; for, he has said, all things work together for good to them that love God, who are called according to his purpose.

 

Thursday, June 30, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, Sharon Township, at the residence of the Bride’s father, on the 23rd of June, by the Rev. R. Z. JOHNSTON, Mr. H. Judge STANSELL, of Union Co., to Miss Rose, daughter of W. Harvey WALKER.

-Married: In Wadesboro, on the 9th inst., Mr. George Daniel SMITH and Miss Sallie L. STURDIVANT.

-Died: In this county, in Providence, on the 17th inst., Alphonso Parks, son of Capt. H. and Julia S. BRYANT aged 9 months and 28 days.

 

July 1, 1870, Southern Christian Advocate
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Mrs. Ann B. Beard, relict of John Beard, was born in Anson co., N. C., and died at Brownsville, Prairie co., Ark., April 13th 1870, in the 68th year of her age. My mother was rather inclined to shrink from than to court notoriety. E. L. Beard. Memphis Christian Advocate please copy.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, July 7, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In Philadelphia, on the 15th ult., by the Rev. Mr. JACOBS, Hon. H. HAMBURGER, Associate Judge of Carbon county, Penn., and Miss Madge, daughter of Mr. Daniel ELIAS of this City.

-Died: in this City, on the 3d inst., Miss Sarah MEANS, daughter of John S. MEANS, Esq.

-Died at his residence in Madison county, Tenn., on the 24th of May, Mr. William DARNALL, in the seventy-ninth year of his age. He was one of the oldest citizens of the county, having moved there in 1830 from the Southwestern portion of Mecklenburg county, N.C., and being the last member of the old family of DARNALLS that lived on Sugar Creek.

 

Thursday, July 21, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, July 6th, By Rev. Walter W. PHARR, Mr. R. W. EARNHARDT to Miss M. J. NEAL.

-Died: In this county, on the 1st instant, Mr. John McCLURE, in the 74th year of his age. He was a kind husband and father, an obliging neighbor, and a good citizen. He came to his grave in a full age, like a shock of corn cometh in his season, sustained with the hope of a happy immortality beyond the grave.

 

Thursday, July 28, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this city on the 24th inst., by Rev. J. F. BUTT, Mr. John C. LUCKER, to Miss Harriett ELLIOTT, all of this city.

-Married: In this city, on the 18th inst., by Rev. Mr. THOMPSON, Mr. T. F. HOLTON and Miss Sallie MOYER.

-Died: In this city, on the 24th inst., of a congestive chill, Mr. W. E. WALKER in the 30th year of his age. He was for many years a consistent member of the Church and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his irreparable loss.

 

Thursday, August 2, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, at Hopewell parsonage, on the 28th ult., by Rev. J. C. WILLIAMS, Mr. S. J. STEWART and Miss M. C. WILLIAMS.

-Married: In this city, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. J. F. BUTT, Mr. J. M. KENDRICK and Miss E. A. BUSBEE.

-Married: In Lancaster county, on the 14th ult., Mr. John CLARK and Miss Emelia J. GANDY.

-Died: In this county, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Ransom, consort of the Rev. A. RANSOM.

 

Aug 12, 1870, THE PEOPLE’S PRESS (Salem, Forsyth County, N.C.)
-A murder was committed at Lanesboro, Anson county, on election day, by a negro named Peter MEACHAM, 
who, having become involved in a dispute about private matters with another negro named John MEACHAM, 
drew a knife, and, plunging it into the heart of the latter, killed him instantly.  The assassin was at once arrested. 
Both parties were radicals, and politics had nothing to do with the bloody deed. 

 

Thursday, August 18, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Union County – We give below the vote of Union county as sent in to us….. Sheriff – J. G. HASTY, rep., has a majority of 211 over C. AUSTIN, Con.  Very many of the Conservatives voted for HASTY because he has had the office for only a term, and is leaning strongly to Conservatism, and because AUSTIN was disqualified from holding office by the XIV amendment….. About 200 or 300 (mainly Conservative) did not turn out at all.

-Married: In Anson county, July the 27th, by Rev. R. R. PEGUES, A. C. PARKER and Miss Marion PATRICK.

-Died: On the 26th ult., at the residence of her father, S. A. McEWEN, Mrs. E. E. MORRISON, wife of E. MORRISON, aged 23 years, 11 months, 13 days.

 

Thursday, August 25, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In this city, on the 22d inst., at the residence of Dr. Robert GIBBON, Mrs. Juliet S. ROGERS, relict of Rev. Z. ROGERS, and late of Charleston, S.C.

-Died: In this city, on the 22d instant, William Decatur, infant son of James F. and M. M. ALEXANDER.

-Died: in Hopewell, in this county, on the 14th instant, Ida, daughter of John and Lizzie HOUSTON. A lovely child, too pure for earth.

-Died: In this county, on the 14th instant, Mrs. Susan E. LUCKEY, wife of Robert LUCKEY.  Also, on the same day, an infant of John Wm. AUTON.

-Died: In this county, on the 21st instant, Miss Mollie C. ALEXANDER, daughter of Ira ALEXANDER, aged 24 years.

-Died: At Green Lawn, in Cabarrus county, on the 10th instant, of congestion of the brain, little Mary, adopted daughter of S. A. and Mary G. GRIER, aged 3 years and 7 months.

 

Thursday, September 1, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In this county, on the 29th ult., of congestive chill, Thomas A. OSBORNE, in the 21st year of his age.

 

Thursday, September 8, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, on the 31st ult., by Rev. J. R. PETERSON, Mr. D. M. SIFFORD and Mrs. M. F. WILSON.

-Married: In this county, on the 24th ult., by E. C. WALLIS, Esq., Mr. J. C. JORDAN and Miss E. L. TAYLOR.

-Married: In this county, on the 31st ult., by Wm. TODD, Esq., Mr. I. F. HALL and Miss E. J. HOOVER, daughter of Thomas HOOVER.

-Died: In Sharon, in this county, on the 31st ult., W. D. TAYLOR, aged about 65 years.

-State of North Carolina, Union County. In Superior Court. John N. DAVIS, Adm’r de bonis non, with will annexed of Wm. J. CURETON, dec’d, Against, Charlotte R. CURETON, the widow, Benj. J. CURETON, W. J. WHITE and wife Charlotte A., Isaac TILMAN and wife Mary J., Sarah Ann CURETON, all of full ages, and Antoinette A. Wm. John and Caroline V., infant devisees of Wm. J. CURETON, dec’d.  Petition to Subject Real Estate to Pay Debts….

 

Sept 10, 1870, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: General Rufus Barringer to Margaret Taylor Long, Sept. 6, Concord.

 

Thursday, September 15, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In this city, on the 8th instant, Samuel A. HARRIS, Esq., aged 65 years. Mr. HARRIS has been a useful citizen, and for many years was a Marshal and afterwards Mayor of this city. His death is a loss to the community at large.

-Died: in this city, on the 11th inst., Miss Mary W., daughter of the late Samuel

A. HARRIS, Esq., aged 14 years.

-Died: In this city on the 11th inst., Charles, son of B. M. and E. PRESSON, aged 18 months.

-Died: In this city on the 12th inst., little Lucy, daughter of J. T. and Mary J. DAVIS, aged 3 years 7 months and 12 days.

-Died: In this county, on the 2d inst., Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, wife of Mr. Albert WILSON, aged 70 years and 11 months.

-Also, on the same day, Betty Jane, daughter of R. B. and C. A. ALEXANDER, and granddaughter of Mr. Albert WILSON, aged 5 years and 9 months.

-Married: In this county, on the 1st inst., by W. E. ARDREY, Esq., Mr. John H. HOWIE and Miss M. A. WOLFE, daughter of Mr. George WOLFE, deceased. (check to see if they were from Union Co)

-Married: In the Presbyterian Church in Concord, N.C., on the evening of 6th September, by the Rev. E. HARDING, assisted by Rev. William BARRINGER, Gen. Rufus BARRINGER and Miss Margaret Taylor LONG, daughter of Dr. Osborn F. LONG, deceased.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this city, on the 13th inst., by Rev. J. F. BUTT, Mr. W. J. BASS and Miss Mattie J. SHARP.

-Married: In this county, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. John HUNTER, Mr. E. McGill MATTHEWS and Miss Cora McCAULEY, all of Providence Township.

-Married: In Augusta, Ga., on the 14th inst., Mr. Walter BREM of Charlotte, N.C., and Miss Kate C. COLLIER.

-Died: In this city, suddenly, on Saturday night last, William Phifer, son of J. L. MOREHEAD, aged 10 years.

-Died: In this county, in Sharon, on the 16th inst., Mr. C. T. ALEXANDER, aged 74 year-the last of the first bench of Elders of Sharon Presbyterian Church.

-Died: In this county, in Sharon, on the 13th inst., Willie Rea ROBINSON, son of Mr. Wm. P. ROBINSON, aged about 15 years.

-Died: In this county, in Steel Creek, on the 8th inst., Emma Leona, daughter of Dr. I. J. and Hannah P. SLOAN, aged 2 years.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this city, at the residence of John F. WOOTTON, on the 21st inst., by the Rev. R. H. GRIFFITH, Mr. James S. WATLINGTON of Caswell county, N.C., and Miss Ella F. REDD, of Henry county, Virginia.

-Married: In Stanly county, on the 13th inst., by J. W. PUETT, Mr. Jacob SHANKLE and Miss Mary A. WATKINS.

-Died: In Sugar Creek, in this county, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Polly BELL, formerly of Iredell county, aged 81 years.

-Died: In Hopewell, in this county, on the 21st inst., Laura J. HANNON, in the 16th year of her age. “Childhood and youth are vanity.”

-Died: In Anson county, suddenly, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Phebe E., wife of Wm. M. PORTER, and only daughter of Wm. C. and Florah WATKINS, in the 20th year of her age.

 

Sept. 28, 1870, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Jacob Shankle to Mary A. Watkins, Sept. 13, Stanly county.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Died: In this city, on the 27th ult., Jimmie, only son of James D. and Mattie E. HOLLISTER, aged 5 years and six months.

-Died: in this county, on the 10th ult., Mrs. Abigail CHRISTENBURY, wife of Joseph CHRISTENBURY, aged 33 years. Also, Benjamin and Mattie, children of Joseph and Abigail CHRISTENBURY.

-Died: In this county, on the 22d ult., John Williams, infant son of Joseph and Bettie HAWKINS.

-Died: In Cabarrus county, on the 26th ult., little Willie, son of J. L. and E. C. STAFFORD, aged 4 years. Also, on the 29th ult., McKee, son of S. M. and M. C. STAFFORD, aged 3 years.

 

Tuesday, October 11, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, near Pineville, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on the 4th inst., by Rev. A. L. STOUGH, Mr. Thomas J. DUNN to Miss Nancy E. HILL – all of this county.

-Married: In Union county, at the residence of Samuel B. HOWARD, on the 4th inst., by Rev. Wm. McDONALD, Mr. G. C. MORRIS of Mecklenburg and Miss Julia C. HOUSTON.

-Married: In Union county, on the 29th ult., by the Rev. J. W. ABERNATHY, Mr. James SMITH to Miss Mary N. C. PHILLIPS, daughter of Robt. PHILLIPS.

-Died: In this city, on the 4th inst., Powhattan E., infant son of P.E. and M.K. NIMMO, aged 11 months and 10 days.

-Died: In this county, on the 6th instant, of a violent attack of Pneumonia, Miss Mary H. MARTIN, Postmistress at Martindale, N.C., in the 27th year of her age.

 

Tuesday, October 18, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Death of General LEE. General R. E. LEE died at Lexington, Virginia, on the 12th inst., in the 63d year of his age…. [lengthy obituary]

-Died: In this City on the 9th inst., Samuel Edger, son of W. D. and Laura E. STONE, aged 7 months and 5 days.

 

Tuesday, October 25, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, on the 20th inst., by Wm. TODD, Esq., Mr. James W. SUMMERVILLE and Miss L. A. McDONALD, daughter of Mr. G. W. McDONALD.

-Died: In Paw Creek Township, in this county, on the 17th inst., Lee A. CATHEY, son of John A. CATHEY, aged 3 years 9 months and 13 days. Also, in the same Township, on the 20th inst., Marcus FRAZIER, aged about 18 years.

-Died: At New Forestville, in Anson county, on the 10th inst., Mrs. Camilla, consort of John KEELYN, and daughter of C. E. and the late John D. SMITH. 

-Died: At Melville, Alamance county, on the 11th inst., Mr. Henderson SCOTT, aged 56 years.

-Died: In this county, near Sharon, on the 16th inst., little Allie, infant son of W. J. and N. M. ROSS, aged 5 months and 24 days.

-Died: Near Rock Hill, S.C., on the 10th inst., Mr. Samuel STEELE, aged 78 years.

 

October 28, 1870, Southern Christian Advocate
-Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Medley, relict of the late Joseph Medley, was born in Anson co., N. C., March 4th 1795 
and died in the county of her birth, on the 23d of August 1870. F. M. Kennedy. N. O. Advocate please copy.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county on the 20th ult., by the Rev G. D. PARKS, Mr. Nicholas GIBBON and Miss Harriet C., daughter of J. M. ALEXANDER, Esq.  

-Married: On the morning of the 4th ult., by the Rev. R. R. PEGUES, Mr. D. L. SAYLOR to Miss S. W. PEARL, all of Anson.

-Married: In Union county, on the 13th of Oct., by Rev. J. W. ABERNATHY, Mr. Levi SMITH and Miss Permilia NELSON.

-Died: In this county, on the 18th Oct., James KELL, eldest son of Dr. J. T. and Mary S. KELL, aged 10 years and 9 months.

-Died: At the residence of Mr. Julius MOORE, in Hopewell, on the 26th Oct., of congestion of the brain, Dr. James BRYCE, brother of Col. J. Y. and W. H. BRYCE of Charlotte, aged 23 years.

 

November 5, 1870, MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT (Placerville, California)

-Hon. Tod ROBINSON, who has been a prominent citizen of this coast since 1850, died suddenly at San Francisco on Saturday last.  The Examiner gives the following biographical sketch of the deceased:  Tod ROBINSON was born in Anson county, North Carolina, in the year 1812.  His ancestors were English on his father’s side, and on his mother’s, Scotch Irish.  They emigrated to the “Old North State” in the early part of the last century.  When Tod was quite young, he moved with his father’s family to Alabama.  He came to California, from Texas, in September, 1850, and settled at Sacramento, devoting himself to the practice of law…..  He leaves a large family in this city, one of his sons being a member of the leading law firm of JARBOE, HARRISON and ROBINSON.  His wife is a sister of Hon. A. P. CRITTENDEN of this city….. [lengthy eulogy]

 

Tuesday, November 8, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In Mecklenburg county, N.C., Nov. 3d, R. H. CAMPBELL, Esq., to Miss C. M. FREELAND.

-Married: In this county, at the residence of Rev. Walter W. PHARR, the officiating minister, on the 3d inst., Mr. J. K. ALEXANDER to Miss I. R. QUERY.

-Married: On the same day, at the same place, and by the same, Mr. D. F. BENFIELD to Miss Angeline ROBINSON.

-Married: In this county, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. John HUNTER, Mr. A. R. NISBET of Charlotte, and Miss Mary E. McCOMBS, daughter of Wm. McCOMBS, Esq.

-Married: In this county, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. DAGNELL, Mr. Robert McGEE, Jr., and Miss Laura LAWING.

-Died: In this city, on the 5th inst., Mrs. Bertha KUCK, wife of John KUCK, aged 40 years.

 

Tuesday, November 22, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Fire in Charlotte-The store owned and occupied by NISBET Brothers was consumer by fire on the night of the 17th…. [lengthy article]

-Married: In Hopewell, in this county, on the 10th instant, by Rev. J. C. WILLIAMS, Mr. M. W. VANCE to Miss Julia A. FULLWOOD.

 

Tuesday, November 29, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: On the 22d instant, by Rev. J. C. CHALMERS, Mr. L. M. McALISTER, of Mecklenburg county, to Miss Addie WHISONANT, of York Co., S.C.

-Died: In this county, on the 24th instant, at the residence of Mrs. Mary M. WALLACE, by Rev. W. McDONALD, Mr. S. H. FARROW to Miss E. V. MORRIS.

-Married: In Stanly county, on the 16th instant, by Rev. W. M. BOSTICK, Mr. J. C. BLAKENEY, of Mecklenburg county, to Miss Sallie BENNETT, daughter of A. E. BENNETT.

-Died: In this city, on the 21st instant, Eugene Miller, youngest son of E. A. and E. E. McLEOD, aged 1 year 4 months and 14 days.

-Died: In this city, on the 23d instant, Mrs. Susan SEGRAVES, wife of Mr. Jacob SEGRAVES, aged 73 years.

-Died: In the Lunatic Asylum at Raleigh, on the 25th instant, Mr. H. M. PHELPS, formerly of this city. His remains were brought to this place and interred in the Jewish Cemetery, on Sunday last.

-Obituary: Died in this city, Nov. 5th, Mrs. Bertha KUCK, wife of Mr. John KUCK, in the 41st year of her age.  The deceased was born in Scharmberg Statal, Hanover, but emigrated to this country about the year 1856 and settled in Charleston, S.C.  During the late war, she came with her husband to this city, and continued to reside here to the day of her death. In early life she was received, by confirmation, into full membership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and manifested by the blamelessness of her entire life the sincerity of her faith. Naturally of a meek and retiring disposition, her highest aspiration was to live peaceably with all mankind and walk humbly with her God. No other praise did she desire or seek for, than that which is to be derived from the consciousness of having endeavored to perform her duty as a Christian, wife, mother and friend. Her last illness, which was painfully protracted, she endured without a murmur, and repeatedly did she say to her Pastor, “Not my will, but His be done.” Faith in the divine Lord and Redeemer had dispelled from her mind all fear of death, so that when the summons came, it found her waiting and ready to depart. This weary sufferer, in this world, is now at rest with her little Martin, who had preceded but three weeks, and her other children, which one by one God had taken to himself. Her fond husband and her only living child, together with the Church she so dearly loved, realize sensibly the greatness of the loss they have sustained in her death. “Even son, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.”

-[Legal Announcement] State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Superior Court. Elizabeth RITCH, against Jno. P. RITCH and others, heirs at law of Elijah RITCH, dec’d. Petition for Dower…. W. M. RITCH, Seth WOODRUFF and wife Mary are non-residents….

-[Legal Announcement] State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Superior Court. R. M. MILLER, Administrator of John P. ROSS, against William C. ROSS and others, heirs at law of John P. ROSS….. William C. ROSS… is a non-resident of the state…..

 

Tuesday, December 6, 1870, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, on the 9th ult., by the Rev. Walter W. PHARR, Mr. J. R. ALEXANDER, of Cabarrus, and Miss A. P. RUMPLE of Mecklenburg.

-Married: By the same, at the house of the widow Jane LOWINS, on the 29th Nov., Mr. Joshua TEATER, of Cabarrus, to Miss Mary CARRIGAN, of this county-the bridegroom being 72, the bride between 30 and 40.

 

 

1871

 

Tuesday, January 3, 1871, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Foul Murder, Robbery and House Burning.- On Tuesday night last, some negroes visited the house of Mr. Edward SMITH, some ten miles east of this city, and knocked at the door, asking permission to enter and warm, (it being very cold) and as Mr. SMITH opened the door one of the party fired on him, killing him instantly. Mrs. SMITH, making her appearance, was knocked down and left as dead when the fiends proceeded to rob the house of what money and valuables they could find. Mrs. S. having recovered, made her escape, and after the thieves had got what they went after, they set fire to the building and made their escape. The body of Mr. SMITH was consumed with the burning building.  We learn from Mr. LITTLE, Coroner, that the parties who perpetrated the deed have been arrested and lodged in jail. Mrs. SMITH is so badly beaten that it is impossible for her to live long. We have heard no further particulars. Charlotte Observer.

[Note: also see Jan 31st issue]

-Married: In this county, on the 20th ult., by the Rev. J. C. CHALMERS, Mr. John M. BOYCE of York county, S.C., and Miss Elva E. STRONG daughter of Dr. J. M. STRONG.

-Married: At the residence of the officiating minister, near Charlotte, on the 15th ult., by the Rev. R. Z. JOHNSTON, Mr. J. P. ANDERSON and Miss Mollie J. STEWART.

-Married: In this county, in Sharon, on 27th ult., by Rev. R. Z. JOHNSTON, John H. MASON and Miss Maggie RODDEN.

-Died: In Cabarrus county, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs. Jane WHITE, relict of Col. David WHITE deceased, aged 73 years.

-Obituary: Amid the sad dispensations of a mysterious Providence, a few days of extreme physical suffering brought death to the bed-side of little Willie Rea, the son of W. P. and Martha A. ROBINSON, of Sharon Township, in this county, in the 15th year of his age…. [lengthy obit]

 

January 11, 1871, Southern Christian Advocate
Dr. Wm. L. Ledbetter, formerly of Anson, N. C., died near Thomasville, Ga., on 8th Dec., aged 39 years. [account … ]

J. E. M.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 1871, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: In this county, on the 5th instant, by Rev. A. L. STOUGH, Mr. R. J. BOYD and Miss Fannie E., daughter of Wm. SMITH, Esq.

-Married: On the 10th inst., by Rev. Mr. RANSON, Mr. Henry HUNTER to Mrs. Jane HUNTER.

-Married: In this county, on the 7th instant, by R. S. WHITE, Esq., Mr. William WILSON to Miss Matilda BRAFFORD.

-Married: On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Walter W. PHARR, at the residence of the officiating minister, Mr. Lawrence C. JOHNSTON to Miss Mary C. BROWN.

-Married: In Oxford, Mississippi, Jan. 10th, by Rev. J. N. CRAIG, Frank F. THOMPSON, Esq., of New Orleans, to Miss Alice M., daughter of Col. Paul B. BARRINGER, of the former place.

-Died: Near Beattie’s Ford, on the 7th December, Mrs. Sarah E. HILL, wife of W. B. HILL, of Rock Hill, S.C., aged 23 years 1 month and 14 days. Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord.

-Died: In this county, on the 11th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth ALEXANDER, in the 93d year of her age. She has been identified with Mallard Creek Church from its organization. While her health and strength permitted, she was regular in her attendance upon the public means of grace; but when the infirmities of age gathered so thick around and pressed so heavily upon her that she was no longer able to meet with the great congregation, she frequently requested that the gospel might be preached at her house. These services to he were like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land-like cold water to a thirsty soul. “She was brought to her grave in a full age, like a shock of corn cometh in its season.” She had long cherished a good hope through grace that when her earthly house of this tabernacle should be dissolved, she could then have a building of God-a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Her end was peace, for she had hope in her death.  W.W.P.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 1871, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Married: On the 15th ultimo, by Rev. A. L. STOUGH, Mr. John PITTMAN and Miss Olivia EDWARDS, all of Chester county, S.C. By the same, on the 20th ultimo, Mr. John EPPS and Miss G. HARRIS, all of York county, S.C.  By the same, on the 10th instant, M. S.C. CROSS and Miss Patty BOWDEN, all of Mecklenburg. By the same on the 12th instant, Mr. B. COLE and Miss M. A. PORTER, all of York.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 1871, THE SOUTHERN HOME (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)

-Henderson YOUNG, the murderer of Mr. Ed. SMITH, and another prisoner, escaped from jail in this city, one night of last week, but were recaptured by our efficient policeman, Mr. W. B. TAYLOR.

-Obituary: Near Horn Lake, Mississippi, on the 5th inst., John WATTS. The deceased was a native of Mecklenburg, N.C., married a daughter of the late Thomas KIRKPATRICK, of this county, and moved to Mississippi with his family in 1847…. And on the 5th of January, 1871, at 2 o’clock a.m., …triumphantly passed into the arms of a Savior’s love… [lengthy obit but gave no further familial details]

 

Thursday, February 23, 1871, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC

-We have just received a letter from that true and staunch friend of the Argus, Col. W. D. BARRINGER, formerly of Black Hawk, Miss., but now located at Millwood, Collin county, Texas.  We confidently expect that ten or twenty Argus’s will soon accompany his to that Post Office.

-Many thanks to our friend, Mr. J. T. STREATER of Black Hawk, Miss., for his kindly interest in the Argus….

-Henry B. LOWRY, we learn from a private letter from Lumberton, is again issuing his manifestoes – threatening this time to burn Lumberton.

-The beautiful tribute to the memory of the late Mrs. Martha MARTIN of Texas, will appear next week. [note: all other issues are missing for 1871.]

-Married: On the 21st inst., by John A. COLE, Esq., at the residence of Vernon LILES, Mr. Patrick BOGGAN to Miss Nancy E. LILES, all of Anson.

-Church Directory: Baptist Church. Rev. W. H. JORDAN, Pastor.  Preaching every fourth Sunday morning and evenings.  Services every Thursday night.   Methodist Church.  Rev. Mr. SHERRILL, Preacher in charge, on the 3d Sunday in every month.  Rev. Mr. McLELLAN, Junior Preacher, the 2nd Sunday in every month.  Prayer meeting every Wednesday night.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, Superior Court.  Summons for Relief.  Colen H. SMITH, Plaintiff, vs. John R. SMITH, George L. SMITH, Virginia E. SMITH, Laura H. SMITH, Joseph F. SMITH, R. H. SMITH, Defendants.  To the Sheriff of Anson county, Greetings: You are hereby commanded to summon John R. SMITH one of the Defendants above named, if he be found within your County to be and appear before the Clerk of our Superior Court to be held for the County of Anson, at the Court House in Wadesboro on the 4th Monday of March 1871, and answer the Petition which is deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of said county, and let the said Defendants take notice that if they fail to answer said Petition at that time the Plaintiff will take judgment against them for the relief demanded in the Petition.  Given under my hand and seal of said Court, this 25th day of January 1871.  J. M. COVINGTON, Clerk Superior Court, Anson County.

 

March 7, 1871, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-The dwelling-house of Thomas W. KENDALL, Esq., at Wadesboro, was set fire to by a nurse, twelve years old, 
employed in the family. Damage slight.
 

April 19, 1871, Southern Christian Advocate
William Knight, a local preacher of Ansonville circuit, N. C. Conference, died February 14th 1871, at the residence of his son, Nathaniel Knight, Esq., near Wadesboro, Anson county, N. C., in the 82d year of his age. He lost his aged companion last year. He has left several children....

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

May 26, 1871, PEOPLE’S PRESS (Salem, Forsyth Co, NC)

-Died: Nevil GADDY, drowned in attempting to cross Richardson’s Creek, May 13, 1871, in Union County. The canoe in which he was seated was carried over a mill dam.  A number of friends stood on the shore and witnessed his struggles to save himself but were powerless to render any help.

 

Nov 29, 1871, PEOPLE’S PRESS (Salem, Forsyth Co, NC)

-Died: Uncle John HOUSTON, the oldest citizen of Union County, Nov. 13, 1877.  He was 93 years of age and the father of H. M. HOUSTON, Esq. of Monroe.

 

 

1872

 

March 20, 1872, Southern Christian Advocate
Col. James Edmond Brown was born Oct. 25th 1799 in Wadesboro, N. C., and died in Fort Gaines, Georgia, February 15th 1872. He was a son of Rev. John Brown, D. D., who was widely and favorably known as a minister of the Presbyterian Church. Brother Brown made several moves in early life and finally went to Monticello, Georgia. Here he married Miss Susan A. Stephens in 1820. They remained in that portion of the state till 1833 when they removed to Fort Gaines. Southern Presbyterian please copy.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

March 27, 1872, Southern Christian Advocate
Wm. P. Kendall, senior, was born on 16th February 1810 and died in Wadesboro, North Carolina, on 3d March 1872. M. V. Sherrill.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

March 27, 1872, Southern Christian Advocate
Wm. Threadgill was born in Anson county, N.C., August 18th 1823, and died at Union Springs, Ala., January 26, 1872. When he was fourteen years old, his father moved to Russell county, Ala.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

May 8, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Fannie Persons to Henry B. Adams of Monroe, Apr. 24, Charlotte.

 

May 18, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: P. M. Faggart to Sarah E. Holbrooks, May 9, Cabarrus county.

 

June 8, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Virginia F. Harris of Wilmington to E. S. Warrsock of Wadesboro, May 30, Wilmington.

 

June 26, 1872, Southern Christian Advocate
The Rev. Francis Cook was born in Kershaw district, S. C., Feb. 17th 1798. His father, Wm. Cook, was a native of Virginia, but afterward removed to Anson county, N.C., and thence to Kershaw district. Francis was only a boy of ten years old when in the house of my grand-father, the Rev. Isaac Smith, in Camden. He died on May 10th 1872. He left a family of seven children. G. G. Smith.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

June 29, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Kate McDonald to Prof. Daniel R. Coleman of Belleville, Canada, June 25, Concord.

 

July 10, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: John H. CALDWELL, July, Cabarrus county near Pioneer Mills.

 

July 18, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. D. F. CANNON, July 6, Concord.

 

July 20, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Culpepper WATKINS, July 5, Stanly Co.

 

July 24, 1872, Southern Christian Advocate
-
At Wolfsville, Union county, N. C., June 30th, Minnie Gertrude, only daughter of G. D. and M. P. BROOM, aged four years, eleven months, and fifteen days.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Aug. 14, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: R. C. Beaver of Mecklenburg county to Elizabeth Russell, Aug. 6, Union county.

-Married: Elizabeth Ramsey to Isaiah Deweese, July 29, Cabarrus county.

 

August 21, 1872, Southern Christian Advocate
Mr. Eble L. Funderburk died at his residence in Decatur county, Ga., July 15th 1872, in the seventy-first year of his age. He was a native of South Carolina, but moved to Monroe, N. C., in 1858, from thence to Ga., in 1870.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

August 29, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Richard BONDS, July 20, Wolfsville, Union county.

 

September 14, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. Julius HELLBRON, Aug. 13, Wadesboro.

 

Sept. 25, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Maggie E. Ezzell of Providence, Mecklenburg county to Allen W. Stephenson, Sept. 15, near Wolfsville, Union county.

 

Oct. 2, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: David R. Dunlap of Anson county to Eugenia M. Wall of Stanly county, Sept. 11.

 

November 14, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Archibald C. SMITH, Oct. 28, Stanly Co.

 

November 30, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. James REDFEARN, Nov. 10, Anson county.

 

December 11, 1872, Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Elizabeth Redfearn, relict of the late James Redfearn, died near White's Store, Anson county, N.C., on the 10th Nov., in the 66th year of her age. Her eldest son, James, was murdered in May 1872. She leaves three sons, six daughters and a number of grandchildren. M. V. Sherrill.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Dec. 13, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: W. B. Howell of Albemarle to miss J. F. Austin of Charlotte, Dec. 8, Charlotte.

-Married: A. H. Stough to Maggie L. Knox, Dec. 3, Mecklenburg county.

 

Dec. 28, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Rev. Thomas C. Johnson of Fourth Creek Presbyterian church, New Orleans, to Bettie M. Means, Dec. 24, Cabarrus county.

-Married: J. R. Elkins of Concord to Mattie A. F. Harris, of Anson county, Nov. 21.

 

1873

 

January 15, 1873, THE NEW NORTH STATE (Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.)
-31 This is to Give Notice, That a warrant in Bankruptcy has been issued out of the District Court of the United States for the
 Western District of North Carolina, against the estate of Henry BAUCOM, of Olive Branch, in Union county, and State of 
North Carolina who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and the delivery of any
 property belonging to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are forbidden by law; that a
 meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt to prove their debts, and choose one or more assignees of the estate, will be held at
 a court of bankruptcy, to be holden at the Register’s office in Greensboro, N. C., before Thos. B. KEOGH, Esq., Register,
 on the 17th day of January, 1873, at 10 o’clock, a.m.    S. T. CARROW, Marshal, per Jesse F. HOSKINS, Deputy.
-32 This is to Give Notice, That a warrant in Bankruptcy has been issued out of the District Court of the United States for the
 Western District of North Carolina, against the estate of John A. GIBSON of Cabarrus county & State of North Carolina,
 who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and the delivery of any property
 belonging to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are forbidden by law; that a meeting
 of the creditors of said bankrupt to prove their debts, and choose one or more assignees of the estate, will be held at a court
 of bankruptcy, to be holden at the Register’s office in Greensboro, N. C., before Thos. B. KEOGH, Esq., Register, on the
 18th day of January, 1873, at 10 o’clock, a.m.    S. T. CARROW, Marshal, per Jesse F. HOSKINS, Deputy.
-33 This is to give Notice, That a warrant in bankruptcy has been issued out of the District Court of the United States for the
 Western District of North Carolina, against the estate of John FOARD, of Union county, and State of North Carolina who 
as been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and the delivery of any property belonging to
 said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are forbidden by law; that a meeting of the
 creditors of said bankrupt to prove their debts, and choose one or more assignees of the estate, will be held at a court of 
bankruptcy, to be holden at the Register’s office in Greensboro, N. C., before Thos. B. KEOGH, Esq., Register, on the 18th
 day of January, 1873, at 10 o’clock, a.m.    S. T. CARROW, Marshal, per Jesse F. HOSKINS, Deputy.
-35 This is to give Notice, That a warrant in bankruptcy has been issued out of the District Court of the United States for the
 Western District of North Carolina, against the estate of Phillip A. CORRELL, of the county of Cabarrus and State of North
 Carolina, in said district, who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and the
 delivery of any property belonging to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are 
forbidden by law; that a meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt to prove their debts, and choose one or more assignees of 
the estate, will be held at a court of bankruptcy, to be holden at the Register’s office in Greensboro, N. C., before Thos. B.
 KEOGH, Esq., Register, on the 18th day of January, 1873, at 10 o’clock, a.m.    S. T. CARROW, Marshal, per Jesse F.
 HOSKINS, Deputy.
-43 This is to give Notice, That a warrant in bankruptcy has been issued out of the District Court of the United States for the
 Western District of North Carolina, against the estate of A. J. STERNES [Starnes?], Union county, and State of North 
Carolina who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and the delivery of any 
property belonging to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are forbidden by law; that a
 meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt to prove their debts, and choose one or more assignees of the estate, will be held at 
a court of bankruptcy, to be holden at the Register’s office in Greensboro, N. C., before Thos. B. KEOGH, Esq., Register, 
on the 1st day of February, 1873, at 10 o’clock, a.m.    S. T. CARROW, Marshal, per Jesse F. HOSKINS, Deputy.
-45 This is to give Notice, That a warrant in bankruptcy has been issued out of the District Court of the United States for the
 Western District of North Carolina, against the estate of Philip RIDENHOWER, of Gold Hill, Stanley (sic) county and State
 of North Carolina who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and the delivery of
 any property belonging to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are forbidden by law;
that a meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt to prove their debts, and choose one or more assignees of the estate, will be
 held at a court of bankruptcy, to be holden at the Register’s office in Greensboro, N. C., before Thos. B. KEOGH, Esq.,
 Register, on the 1st day of February, 1873, at 10 o’clock, a.m.    S. T. CARROW, Marshal, per Jesse F. HOSKINS, 
Deputy.
-ASSIGNEE NOTICES:
-12 To Whom it May Concern: - The undersigned George W. FLOW, hereby gives notice of his appointment as Assignee of 
the Estate of W. L. SIMPSON, of ______ in the County of Union in said District, and who has, on 3d Dec., A. D., 1872, 
been adjudged a bankrupt upon his own Petition by the District Court of said District. Dated at Greensboro, the 1st day of 
January, A. D., 1873. GEO. W. FLOW, Assignee. 
-13 To Whom it May Concern: - The undersigned George W. FLOW, hereby gives notice of his appointment as Assignee of 
the Estate of C. Q. LEMMOND, of Union county in said District, and who was, to wit, on the 3d day of December, 1872,
  adjudged bankrupt, upon the petition of himself, by Thos. B. KEOGH. Register in Bankruptcy of said Court.
Dated at Greensboro, the 1st day of January, A. D., 1873. GEO. W. FLOW, Assignee. Monroe, Union county, N.C.
-14 To Whom it May Concern: - The undersigned George W. FLOW, hereby gives notice of his appointment as Assignee of 
the Estate of Robert J. HOWIE of Union county, in said District, and who, was to wit, on the 3d day December, adjudged a 
bankrupt, upon the petition of himself, by Thos. B. KEOGH. Register in Bankruptcy of said Court.
Dated at Greensboro, the 1st day of January, A. D., 1873. GEO. W. FLOW, Assignee. Monroe, Union county, N.C.
-15 To Whom it May Concern: - The undersigned George W. FLOW, hereby gives notice of his appointment as Assignee of 
the Estate of Andrew S. CROWELL, of Union county, in said District, and who was, to-wit, on the 3d day December, 1872, 
adjudged a bankrupt upon the petition of himself, by Thos. B. KEOGH. Register in Bankruptcy of said Court.
Dated at Greensboro, the 1st day of January, A. D., 1873. GEO. W. FLOW, Assignee. Monroe, Union county, N.C.
 
January 22, 1873, THE NEW NORTH STATE (Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.)
-ASSIGNEE NOTICES:
-33 To Whom it May Concern: - The undersigned George W. FLOW, hereby gives notice of his appointment as Assignee of 
the Estate of John FOARD, of Union county, in said District, and who, was to wit, on the 21 day December, adjudged a 
bankrupt upon the petition of himself, by Thos. B. KEOGH. Register in Bankruptcy of said Court.
Dated at Greensboro, the 1st day of January, A. D., 1873. GEO. W. FLOW, Assignee. Monroe, Union county, N.C.
-32 To Whom it May Concern: - The undersigned __________, hereby gives notice of his appointment as Assignee of the
 Estate of Henry BAUCOM, of Union county, in said District, and who was, to wit, on the 19 day of December, 1872, 
adjudged a bankrupt upon the petition of himself, by Thos. B. KEOGH. Register in Bankruptcy of said Court.
Dated at Greensboro, the 22d day of January, A. D., 1873. J. D. PATTERSON, Assignee. Greensboro, N.C. 
-52 This is to Give Notice, That a warrant in Bankruptcy has been issued out of the District Court of the United States for the
 Western District of North Carolina, against the estate of W. G. WINCHESTER of Winchester, Monroe county (sic), and 
State of North Carolina who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and the 
delivery of any property belonging to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are 
forbidden by law; that a meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt to prove their debts, and choose one or more assignees of 
the estate, will be held at a court of bankruptcy, to be holden at the Register’s office in Greensboro, N. C., before Thos. B. 
KEOGH, Esq., Register, on the 8th day of February, 1873, at 10 o’clock, a.m.    S. T. CARROW, Marshal, per Jesse F. 
HOSKINS, Deputy. S. H. WALKUP, Monroe, N.C., Petitioners Att’y. 
 

February 5, 1873, Southern Christian Advocate
Major Purdie Richardson was born in Bladen county, North Carolina, in August 1801 and died at his residence near Wadesboro, N. C., December 8th 1872. Raleigh Christian Advocate please copy.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Tuesday, May 27, 1873, MONROE ENQUIRER, (Union County, NC)

-Mrs. M.J. DeLORNE, daughter of Rev. James BICKETT, died suddenly in this place last Friday morning, leaving a tender infant of only a few hours...

 

June 13, 1873, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. George McCAIN, May 28, Union Co.

-Died: Mrs. Joseph McCAIN, May 17, Union Co.

-Died: Alexander SMITH, June 5, Union Co.

 

July 10, 1873, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. Martha COVINGTON, June 25, Lilesville.

 

July 16, 1873, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. W. J. COX, June 18, Lilesville.

-Died: Benjamin ROGERS, July 5, Concord.

 

August 12, 1873, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. W. C. KELLOUGH, Aug. 4, near Poplar Tent Church.

 

September 3, 1873, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Joseph HOUGH, August 28, Clear Creek, Mecklenburg Co.

 

November 6, 1873, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Martha Ann EDWARDS, Oct. 28, Anson Co.

 

Thursday, December 18, 1873, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Administrators Notice – Having this day taken out Letters of Administration, with the Will annexed of James DUNN, deceased, I notify all persons Having claims against said decedent, to present them to me by the 22nd day of October, 1874.  All persons indebted to said Estate must make payment at once.  Wiley BOWERS, Administrator, with Will annexed of Jas. DUNN, Deceased.

-A report is being circulated throughout this and other counties, (by certain malicious enemies,) that I did, or was accessory to the butchering of a beef that had died from the effects of eating peas, and sent it to market – sold, and received a portion of the proceeds of the sale, &c., &c.  I do hereby certify that the above reports are false in every particular, and are being circulated by my enemies, only for the purpose of trying to injure my character.  Thos. M. HENDLY.

               We the undersigned neighbors and acquaintances of Rev. T. M. HENDLY, do certify that we have known him for a number of years, and believe him to be a man of integrity, veracity, and untarnished character, and would, without hesitation, give full credit to any statement that he might make, touching any matter coming within his knowledge or observation.

               Benj. I. DUNLAP                R. M. BILES

               F. A. CLARKE    J. R. INGRAM

               G. B. DUNLAP    J. F. DUNLAP

               Eli. LENTZ          A. E. BENNETT

               W. H. SMITH       F. A. LOUDER

               Henry MILLS       J. M. WALL

               M. L. BARNHARDT

-ROBERTS-WARNER – At the Residence of the bride’s mother on Nov. 19th, 1873, by the Rev. J. S. KENDALL, Mr. W. H. ROBERTS to Miss S. A. WARNER. All of Anson.

-LEE-COX – At the residence of the brides father Dec. 15th by ?. M. WILLIAMS, Esq., Mr. W. LEE to Mis (sic) Catherine COX. Both of Anson.

-The Undersigned having obtained Letters of Administration on the Estate of John McLENDON, deceased, from the Probate Court for Anson county, on the 26th day of November, 1873, hereby give notice to all persons having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same to us, at or before the 27th day of November, 1874.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment at once.  S. H. McLENDON, J. J. McLENDON.  Nov. 26th, 1873.

-State of North Carolina, In Superior Court, Anson County.  Thomas RATLIFF, Plaintiff, Against Henry RATLIFF, James RATLIFF, Pleasant RATLIFF, Eli RATLIFF, Charles RATLIFF, Elijah RATLIFF, Ella RATLIFF, Ida RATLIFF, Crawford RATLIFF, Susan RATLIFF, Rachel SMITH, Thos. SMITH, Julius M. COX, Nancy Jane COX, John LILES, Winsey LILES, E.M. DIGGS, Elizabeth DIGGS, James B. CLARKE, Francis CLARKE, Sarah TERRY, ?an? TERRY, Mary TERRY, S.P. SPENCER, Rachel Ann SPENCER, James LOVIN, Winney SMITH and Sarah Jane LOVIN, Defendants…….  Henry RATLIFF, Elijah RATLIFF, Thomas SMITH and wife Rachel SMITH, Julius M. COX and wife Nancy Jane COX are non-residents of this State…..  [ordered to] appear before J. M. COVINGTON, Probate Judge, for Anson county, at his office, in the town of Wadesboro, on Monday, the 17th day of November, 1873, to plead, answer or demur to the Petition of the Plaintiff, for Sale or Partition of  lands….. James M. COVINGTON, C.S.C.

-Notice – The undersigned having sued out letters testamentary on the estate of Henry Y. HOWZE, deceased, from the Probate Court of Anson county, on this, the 24th day of November, A.D., 1873, hereby gives notice to all persons having claims against said decedent, to exhibit the same to her at, or before the 24th day of November, A.D., 1874.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payments without delay.  C. F. HOWZE, Ex’r’x.               Nov. 24th, 1874.

 

 

1874

 

Thursday, January 29, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Stanly County, Superior Court, January 26th, 1874.  Daniel DOBY and wife Sarah DOBY and others, Plaintiffs, Against Richard GLOVER, William THOMPSON and wife Rhoda THOMPSON and others, Defendants.  Petition to sell land for Partition…... William THOMPSON and wife Rhoda THOMPSON defendants to the above named proceedings are non-residents of this State…. …said Defendants to appear at the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Stanly county at the court-House in Albemarle on Tuesday, the 10th day of March, 1874….J. M. REDWINE, C.S.C.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, In Superior Court. Reuben HENRY, Plaintiff, Against W. C. SMITH, Thos. J. SMITH, Defendants.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Thos. J. SMITH, one of the defendants in the above entitled cause, is a non-resident of this state  and that he be and appear before the Judge of our Superior Court, at the next term, to be held for the county of Anson, at the Court House in Wadesboro, on the tenth Monday after the second Monday in Feb’y, A.D. 1874, then and there to plead, answer or demur to the complaint of the plaintiff... J. M. COVINGTON, C.S.C.

-Notice – The undersigned having taken out Letters of Administration on the Estate of W. M. PORTER, dec’d, on the 19th day of January, 1874, hereby gives notice to all persons having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same to me on or before the 19th day of January, 1875, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment at once.  John TYSON, Jr., Adm’r.

- [ink smeared] …that Mr.  Noah C. EFIRD, [ink smeared]anley county was accidentally killed  [ink smeared]st Saturday by falling from the upper part of the frame on which his mill stands.  He fell 25 feet, and lived but about 10 minutes after the fall.  He leaves a large family to [ink smeared]n his loss, was a good citizen [ink smeared] in the prime of life being about  [ink smeared]ears of age…. [ink smeared].

-School at Polkton  [ink smeared]e Spring Session of this School  [ink smeared]gin on the Second Monday in  [ink smeared] to continue 20 weeks.  [ink smeared] HOYLE, Principal.  Miss J. D. LEE, Assistant.  Board on reasonable terms in good families.  [Note: Principal was T.A. HOYLE]

-The Railroad – One day last week a magnificent new engine, the Silas N. Martin, steamed up to our Depot, under charge of Engineer CORBETT, bringing seventeen “flats” loaded with [ink smeared] ties and irons for laying the track towards GOULD’S Fork. This was the first trip of the new engine, and we learn that she drew her heavy load with all ease.  CORBETT knows “how to do it,” and said he could have brought more.  Track laying, we learn, will progress rapidly now.  More iron came up by Capt. GALVIN’S train [ink smeared].

-The house of Mike EDWARDS, a most worthy colored man, in the suburbs of our town was entirely destroyed by fire on Monday morning, with everything he had….

-Notice: The undersigned having taken out Letters of Administration on the Estate of William D. WARNER, dec’d, on the 22d day of December 1873, do hereby give notice to all persons holding claims against the said estate, to exhibit the same to us on or before the 29th day of December, 1874, or this notice will be plead in bar of their payment.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment at once.  Jno. T. WARNER, Wm. H. [ink smeared]….

-Notice: The undersigned having taken out Letters of Administration on the estate of C. R. WATKINS, dec’d, do hereby give notice to all persons holding claims against the said estate, to exhibit the same to us on or before the 1st day of January, 1875, or this notice will be plead in bar of their payment.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment at once.  C.R. WATKINS, T.P. WATKINS, Administrators.  Jan. 1st, A.D., 1873.

 

February 18, 1874, Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Julia Belton Richardson died in Wadesboro, N.C., Feb. 2, 1874, aged 59 years. O. J. Brent.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, February 19, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Col. BENNETT – Our worthy Representative, who has so ably and faithfully discharged his duties in the Legislature, has returned home, looking well as usual, and complaining of a – good appetite.  “May his shadow never grow less!  And may Anson always be represented as well and honorably as she has been during the past session in both branches of the Legislature.

-A Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry has been organized in this place.  Dr. W. C. RAMSAY, Master. 30 members – 10 ladies.

-State of North Carolina, Stanly County – In the Probate Court, January 26th, 1874.  David M. MILLER, Against Martin SHOFFNER, Administrator of Jacob SHOFFNER, Dec’d.  Petition to remove Administrator. …Martin SHOFFNER, the Defendant, is a non-resident of the State….. Defendant will take notice that if he fails to appear before the Judge of Probate of Stanly county at the court-house in Albemarle on Tuesday the 10th day of March 1874, and shew cause why he shall not be removed as administrator of the estate of Jacob SHOFFNER, dec’d, Judgment will be granted pro confesso against him…..  J. M. REDWINE, Judge of Probate.

 

Thursday, February 26, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Last of the LOWREYS – A little after 12 o’clock Monday, our community was startled by the announcement that Steve LOWREY, the last survivor of the notorious band of Robeson county outlaws, had been killed….. [lengthy article]

-Mr. W. J. BOYLIN of the Monroe Enquirer is in town.

-A Bad Affair – We have just been informed that Mr. Woodburn CRUMP a worthy and well known citizen of our county, was so unfortunate as to get his throat badly cut the other day by a non compus mentus son, by the name of William.  It seems that while under the influence of King Alcohol William was disturbing the peace of some of the female members of family, and upon expostulation of his father, he became incensed, drew his knife, and cut his father’s throat almost from ear to ear, and Mr. CRUMP is in a critical condition, and it is very much feared that he will not recover.  Young CRUMP has fled and all efforts to capture him has at yet, proved fruitless.

-We learn that a young man, named Milton REDFEARN, formerly a resident of this county, was instantly killed by a tree falling upon him near Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Thursday, April 9, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-BAUCUM-THOMAS – At the residence of the bride’s father, on the 29th March, 1874, by Benjamin CHEARS, Esq., Mr. Alfred BAUCUM [Baucom] to Miss Sallie E. THOMAS, daughter of W. J. THOMAS.

-Died: At his residence in Anson county, February 8th, 1874, Clement BIRMINGHAM.  Age 74 years.

-Stolen! From the stable of A. BAUCUM [Baucom]on the 10th inst., one Bright Sorrel Mare, heavy with foal, one hind foot white - with bridle and saddle.  I will give $25 reward for the mare, bridle and saddle delivered to me at my house, four miles south of Wadesboro, or I will give $75 for the delivery of the above property and the thief. Jas. A. DUNN.  Monroe Enquirer copy 1 time.

-State of North Carolina, Stanly County, Superior Court.  April 4th, 1874.  Bryant S. BURGESS and wife and others Against Daniel S. M. EFIRD, et al. Petition to sell land.  In this case, it appearing to the Court that the defendants, Daniel S. M. EFIRD and Eleanor EFIRD reside beyond the limits of this State. ….notifying them to appear at the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Stanly county, at the Court House in Albemarle, on Friday the 17th day of May, 1874, and if they fail to appear and answer, judgment will be granted “pro confesso” against them…. J.M. REDWINE, C.S.C. Stanly County.

-Notice – Having this day taken out Letters of Administration on the Estate of the late Clement BIRMINGHAM, I give notice to all persons having claims against said deceased, to exhibit the same to me on or [page torn] 10th day of March, 1875, or this w[page torn] pleaded in bar of recovery. P[page torn] indebted to said estate must [page torn] once.  J. C. BIRMINGHAM, Administrator of Clement BIRMINGHAM, dec’d.

-We would respectfully suggest the name of D.B. CHEARS, of White Store, for the office of Superior Court Clerk.  We know him to be fully competent and respectfully recommend him to the kind consideration of the voters of Anson county.  If elected, he will make his home in Wadesboro. Many Friends.

-In case the present incumbent, J. M. WALL, is not a candidate for re-election, we would suggest the name of George W. HUNTLEY, of Wadesboro, for Sheriff.  Having entire confidence in his competence and integrity, we cheerfully recommend him to the voters of Anson county.  Many Voters.

-At the solicitation of numerous friends of both political parties, I respectfully announce myself as candidate for re-election to the office of Judge of the 5th Judicial District.  Ralph P. BUXTON.

-We hereby recommend Thos. [Thomas] J. LOCKHART, Jr., to the favorable consideration of the voters of the county, for the office of Sheriff, believing that he has the qualifications which the position requires, as he has had experience in that line of public service for several years.  Many Voters.

-We learn that the trial of Columbus LOCKHART, charged with Robbery has been removed from Union to this county, and the trial set for Wednesday of the 1st week of next court.

-We are informed that Mr. George HUNTLY’S team were by some means frightened on Treadaway St., near the Wadesboro’ depot the other day and ran away….

-The Stage Coach on the Charlotte road left here Tuesday morning with seven passengers en route for Monroe and Charlotte.  Going down a steep hill some four miles from here the coach was upset, and the inmates deposited on the road side.  Unfortunately Mr. Thomas LEAK, of Rockingham, fell upon a rock and Col. BENNETT thrown upon him, by which he was badly hurt, though not seriously. Dr. COPPEDGE was sent for, and after dressing the wounds, brought him to this place, and he, in company with Mr. J. SCALES, left for home of the freight train.  No other person was hurt, or much damage done to the coach – which, with the other passengers, continued their journey.

 

Thursday, April 30, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Stolen! From the stables of the Subscriber on Wednesday night, the 29th April, 1874, a Deep Bay Horse! With Roman Head, both hind feet white between the hoof and fetlock, and a small white spot on right side of Back-bone.  A liberal reward will be paid for his delivery to me, 4 miles west of Wadesboro, or any information respecting him.  Nelson P. LILES.

-Messrs. Editors: The friends of Clement L. RICHARDSON do respectfully submit his name to the consideration of the voters of Anson county as a very suitable man to fill the office of Superior Court Clerk. He is a young man, well known to most of the people of Anson, and can show an untarnished record of loyalty to his native South.  Having left the classic halls of our University while only a junior in her classes, to defend the honor of his country.  And now, Messrs. Editors, his many friends and army comrades would be glad of an opportunity to show their appreciation of his well-deserved merit. Many Voters.

-LOCKHEART-THOMPSON – In Wilmington on the morning of the 15th inst.  By the Rev. J. C. HYDEN, Mr. R. J. LOCKHEART [Lockhart?], of this place to Miss R. J. THOMPSON, Daughter of Mrs. R. M. THOMPSON, of Wilmington, in 1st Baptist Church.

-Died: At Marion C.H., S.C., on 18th inst., Ellen, daughter of the late Rev. Charles FLADGER. Aged 20 years.

-Died: Near Lilesville, on 21st inst., Alexander L. LIVINGSTON, age 44 years.  An honest, but unfortunate man, a true and gallant soldier in our late war, a firm friend respected and regretted by all.  He left a large family.

-There is a respectable number of the old friends and supporters of Capt. J.M. WALL who desire his re-nomination for the office of Sheriff.  They think he will be fully sustained if he gets the nomination, and will accept it. WALL’S Friends.

-We would respectfully suggest the name of W. L. WHITE, of Lanesboro, for the office of Clerk of Superior Court.  We know him to be fully competent, and respectfully recommend him to the kind consideration of the voters of Anson County.  If elected he will make his home in Wadesboro.  Many Voters.

- We would Respectfully suggest the name of Nath’l [Nathaniel] KNIGHT, of Wadesboro for the office of Clerk of Superior Court.  We know him to be fully competent, as he has served in that capacity for a number of years, and is now a deputy for the present encumbent (sic) and if not elected may have to serve in that capacity for the successor to the great inconvenience of the community.  Many Old Friends.

-We respectfully recommend J. A. ATKINSON, as a suitable person for Register of Deeds for Anson County.  We know him to be competent; and being a disabled soldier, think he deserves a share of the public patronage.  Many Voters.

-Capt. J. C. McLAUCHLIN is respectfully suggested as a suitable candidate for the office of Superior Court Clerk.  He is a resident of the Town, and is in every way fitted to fill the position. Voters of Anson.

-I announce myself as candidate for the office of Solicitor for the fifth Judicial District subject to the action of a District Convention of the Republican Party, should one be called.  A. R. McDONALD, Solicitor.

-We hereby recommend T. J. HARDISON, Esq., to the favorable consideration of the voters of Anson County, for the office of Sheriff; believing that he is fully competent to discharge the duties of the office and we think he will be fully sustained if the convention see fit to give him the nomination.  Many Voters.

 

Thursday, June 18, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Terrible Disaster – The Excursion Train Smashed up Three Miles below Lilesville - - The Engineer, Capt. GALVIN, and three negroes killed, and several wounded.  Our Excursionists left here with buoyant spirits and the well wishes of all, that they might have a pleasant trip; but, in consequence of damage done to a short trestle near RATLIFF’S mill, by the heavy rain on the previous evening, the locomotive, which was the largest and heaviest on the road, was precipitated into the cut under the trestle.  The Engineer, Capt. GALVIN, was terribly scalded, and died about 6 o’clock.  Three negroes were so badly hurt that they died in a short time…. Mr. George HUNTLEY was caught between two cars, and severely mangled and bruised up…. Among the wounded we name the following: Thomas ALDERMAN, ---- SINCLAIR, mail agent, a severe wound about the jaw and head; J.M. EVANS, slight; Sam’l [Samuel] BURNS, head badly hurt; F.M. GEORGE, slight; Mial WALL, Wm. [William] WILLIAMS, colored; Rev. John W. DAVIS; W.L. McLENDON; James CAUDLE; B. STURDIVANT, J.W. BEACHUM; John H. THREADGILL, badly bruised about the head and body; Charlie LAUDY, Jno. [John] BIRMINGHAM, and ye Local of the Argus.…  We understand great credit is due Mr. Alfred BAUCUM [Baucom] for his untiring efforts to save the two cars piled upon the engine, which had caught on fire…. [lengthy article]

 

July 11, 1874, THE STATESVILLE LANDMARK (Iredell Co, NC)

-Mrs. MORTON, living near Wadesboro, was killed by lightning last Sunday.

 

July 15, 1874, Southern Christian Advocate
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Miss Ella Fladger, daughter of Charles J. and Jane Fladger, was born February 27, 1852 and died in Marion county, S.C., April 19, 1874. She joined the M. E. Church in Anson County, N.C. - A. J. Stokes.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, August 27, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: At the residence of the bride’s mother, on the 16th inst., by the Rev. E. L. DAVIS, Mr. Thomas M. BROWN, of Whiteville, Columbus County, N.C., to Miss Henrietta RUSHING, of Anson County.

-Notice – Having this day taken out Letters of Administration on the Estate of John BOYLIN, dec’d, I hereby notify all persons having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same on or before the 17th day of August, 1875, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of the payment of such claims.  Persons indebted to the Estate must make immediate payment.  T.S. BOYLIN, Am’r of John BOYLIN, dec’d.

-Notice – Having this day taken out Letters of Administration on the Estate of Mary BIRMINGHAM, dec’d, I hereby notify all persons having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same to me on or before the 12th day of July, 1875.  Persons indebted to the Estate must make immediate payment.  J. C. BIRMINGHAM, Adm’r of Mary BIRMINGHAM.

-Advertisement: New Jewelry Store. Monroe, N.C.  H. SMITH, Practical Watch Maker and Jeweler, Monroe, N.C., offers his services to the people of Anson and adjoining Counties. – Particular attention paid to repairing fine watches and clocks.  Satisfaction given in every instance or the money will be refunded. References given when desired.

 

Nov 12, 1874, PEOPLE’S PRESS (Salem, Forsyth Co, NC)

-Died: Rev. C. E. LAND, a superannuated member of the N.C. Conference, M.E.C.S., Oct. 21, 1874, in Monroe.

 

October 28, 1874, Southern Christian Advocate
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Mrs. Mary Ledbetter Kennedy, wife of Rev. F. M. Kennedy, D. D., was born near Wadesboro, N. C., May 24th 1836 and died in Macon, Ga., Sept. 29th 1874. We carried her remains to Wadesboro, N. C., and held funeral services. Jas. O. Branch.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

November 18, 1874, Southern Christian Advocate

-Rev. Chambers Edgar Land was born in Spartanburg, S. C., 8th of May 1833 and died in Monroe, N. C., Oct. 21st 1874. M. V. Sherrill.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, November 19, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Superior Court, Anson County.  Jesse M. SMITH, Eliza Jane SMITH, Benjamin SANDERS and wife Jemima, Jesse S. LINDSAY and wife Mary, Alfred DAWKINS and wife Elizabeth, Sidney LUTHER and wife Nancy, Benjamin GAR[page torn]IS and wife Margaret, plaintiffs, against John T. SMITH and Thomas F. SMITH, defendants…. …the defendants, John T. SMITH and Thomas F. SMITH, cannot after due diligence, be found in this State…. …and reside in the State of Mississippi, but have an interest in real estate situate and being in the county of Anson and North [page torn] which is the subject [page torn] this action [page torn]ing an action for partition…. [lengthy legal notice  ordering defendants to appear in court.]

- Administrators Notice – The undersigned having this day taken out Letters of Administration on the estate of Joel RUSHING, deceased [page torn] gives notice to all persons hav[page torn] against said decedent to [page torn him on or before the [page torn] A.D. 1875, otherwise this [page torn] pleaded in bar of their recovery.  All persons indebted to said estate are hereby notified to make immediate payment.  James [page torn] HENRY, Adm’r of Joel RUSHING.  October 19, 1874.

-Auction Sale! Will be sold at Public Sale on Thursday, 17th of December next, at the White House Plantation, near Lilesville, Seven head of horses and mules; a number of cattle and hogs; a quantity of corn, fodder, shucks, and cotton seed, together with wagons, carts, ploughs, and other farming implements.  Terms on day of sale.  John W. LEAK. For Mrs. C. F. PARSONS. Nov. 19, 1874.

 

November 25, 1874, Southern Christian Advocate
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At the Methodist Church in Wadesboro, N. C., Oct. 27th, 1874, by Rev. O. J. Brent, Mr. James Plunkett, to Miss Emma L. Coppedge.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

December 2, 1874, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: J. B. SHERWOOD, Nov. 28, Concord.

 

Thursday, December 3, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Bridge Notice – By Order of the Board of Commissioners of Anson county, the Board of Trustees of Wadesboro’ Township will let the building of a bridge across Grindstone creek, on the old plank road track, on the 14th Dec. on the premises.  T.S. CROWSON, Clerk.  Board trustee.

-On Wednesday night, 25th ult., the Gin House on Mr. Gideon WINFREE’S plantation about two miles from this place, on Dumas’ ferry road, was burned. Supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

-Sunday night about 8 o’clock a small negro boy, son of Sandy INGRAM, of this place, was seriously burned by the upsetting of a kerosene lamp.  He died within [page torn] eighteen hours afterwards. 

-After a [page torn] of four years in sweet “Arkansas” G. D. SMITH has returned to his old home in Anson, and wishes to inform his many friends and acquaintances that he has also returned to the Argus office wh[page torn] will be pleased to have them call an [page torn]im.

-[Page torn]hat while Mr. Pleasant BOGGAN of this county, was on the road to Cheraw he met with a very serious accident.  It seems that he was riding over some plank when his horse’s [page torn] slipped from under him, causing him to fall, the ‘horn’ of the saddle striking the thigh of Mr. BOGGAN and breaking it just above the knee.

 

Thursday, December 10, 1874,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: On the 26th ult., at the residence of the bride’s father, by W. D. WEBB, Esq., Mr. Franklin HUNTLEY to Miss Francis GULLEDGE; all of Anson.

-Married: On the morning of the 26th ult, at the residence of Dr. P. T. BEEMAN, by Rev. B. G. COVINGTON, Miss Irene LEE to Mr. John A. POLK.

-Married: One the evening of the same day, at the residence of Capt. B. D. HENRY, Mr. Nelson LILES to Miss [page torn]ttie AYCOCK.

-Died: On the 1st inst., in the Insane Asylum, of consumption, Mr. George DABBS, in the 34th year of his age.

 

 

 

1875

 

Thursday, January 7, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-All persons are cautioned, under the penalties of law not to hire my son WILL, who was persuaded to leave me on Monday, the 28th.  Said boy is 14 years of age, copper colored, has two sets of eye-teeth, and when last seen wore an old hat and a yellow coat.  Any person giving me any information of his whereabouts will be liberally rewarded.  Lewis LEDBETTER at Dr. TILLMAN’S plantation.

-Married: At the residence of Col. L. W. WILLIAMS in Montgomery county, on the 27th ult., by C. W. WOOLY, Esq., Mr. Joseph WILLIAMS to Mary WARBRITTON. Concord Sun copy.

 

Thursday, January 21, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: On the 13th inst., by the Rev. J. S. NELSON, Mr. W. J. BOYLIN, of the Monroe Enquirer, to Miss M. E. GRADY.

-State of North Carolina, Stanly County, Superior Court.  Jan 6th, 1875.  Rebecca A. SIMON, Plaintiff against Isaac LOWDER and wife Lydia, and others. Petition for Dower.  In this case it appearing to the Court that Chesley BOONE and wife Nellie, and Martin BOONE and wife, Eliza, defendants in this action, reside beyond the limits of this State….. [lengthy legal notice ordering them to appear at court Feb 27, 1875.]

-At the Court House Door, On the first Monday in Febr[page torn] I will sell to the highest bidder for cash my entire interest in the Estate of Joseph MEDLEY, dec’d, from January 1st, 1875, until January 1st, 1880.  B. F. MEDLEY.

 

Thursday, January 28, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Correspondent – Troy, Montgomery, N.C., January 17, 1875.  Messrs. Editors: A considerable gold fever is now prevalent among many of our citizens.   Elias HURLEY, Jesse SMITHERMAN and C. C. WADE have found (they think) an Eldorado at their mine seven miles west of this place… Our Sheriff has been notified of the murder, in December, in the extreme Southern part of this county, of David McKAY, colored, by Lewis LINDSAY, colored, formerly slave of Mr. Charles LINDSAY, of Anson.  We also learn that there was a negro killed by a white man yesterday, between Mt. Gilead and LITTLE’S Mills in this county; but don’t know the particulars….

-We are indebted to Mr. R. A. LITTLE of Little Rock, Ark., who is a member of the General Assembly of that State, for some copies of the Arkansas Gazette….

-Miss Sally LILLY’S school opened last Monday.  She has a very good school for the first week, with a fair prosfer (sic) other scholars.

-married: On the 21st January, inst., by the Rev. ?.H. GWINN, Mr. Allen WATSON, to Miss Rebecca WATSON, of Chesterfield county, S.C.

-Died: Near White Store, after a few days illness, Mr. John BIVENS, aged 55 years.  Dec’d had been a member of the Baptist church for about 30 years.

 

Thursday, February 11, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: In Monroe on the 3d inst., by Rev. J. S. NELSON, Mr. C. W. BRUNER to Miss Desdie D. HART.

-Married: In Sandy Ridge Township, by Rev. T. H. EDWARDS, on the 3rd inst., Mr. Sam’l S. WOLFE to Miss Dora, daughter of John H. WINCHESTER, Esq.

-Married: At the residence of the bride, near Lilesville, on the 4th of Feb., by Rev. J. H. GWIN[ink blurred] B. D. HENRY and Miss Anna E. LILES, all of Anson.

 

Thursday, February 18, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-MONROE – We made a trip to this thriving village last week, and took up our quarters at Mr. WOLF’S boarding house, where we had everything furnished in the best style.  Mr. W. has completed a dining room to his establishment, which adds much to the comfort of his guests.  We were assigned a room with Dr. RAMSAY, late of this place.  The Doctor has removed to Monroe, and engaged in his old profession of the practice of medicine.

               The rumors respecting the trade and growth of Monroe are in the main correct.  Her merchants seem to be an energetic and persevering set of men – and many new buildings have been built recently and several others are on the way.  But we expect when the Cheraw and Yadkin Railroad is completed to Wadesboro’ that it will give such an impetus to things about Wadesboro’ as shall bring us abreast with any of our sister towns in this section.

               While at Monroe we were invited to tea at Mr. C. W. RIVENBARK’S, late of Lilesville, where we had the pleasure of meeting the Rev. B. G. COVINGTON and lady, and the Rev. C. M. PEPPER, pastor of the Methodist church at Monroe.  We had been there but a short time before a gentleman and [page torn]dies emerged from an adjoining room [page torn] Rev. C. M. PEPPER performed the [page torn] matrimony between Mr. J. J. PICK[page torn ---------------------]aughter. We went from the room [page torn] the marriage ceremony was perform[page torn] the dining room where a splendid [page torn]per was in waiting for us.  We had a [page torn]e time, and enjoyed it fully.

-Plenty of gold has been found on the lands of Mr. James Mc?ALLUM [McCollum?] in Union county. Cabarrus and Gaston counties embrace the best gold region in the United States….

-Notice of Sale! By virtue of power given me in the last will and testament of John ALLEN, deceased, I will as the Executor of said decedent expose to public sale, in the premises, for cash, at 12 o’clock m on the 20th day of March A.D. 1875, all the lands belonging to the estate of my said testator, consisting of about two Hundred and Seventy-four acres; Lying on the waters of Richardson’s creek, and adjoining the lands of Miss Sarah BURNS, James D. NANCE, and others, in the county of Anson.  Joseph W. ALLEN, Executor of Joshua ALLEN, dec’d.  Feb. 13, 1875.

 

Thursday, February 25, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-We were informed that a fire occurred in Concord on the night of the 15th inst., by which the store of Mr. LITAKER, near the Court-House was consumed…..

 

Feb 25, 1875, PEOPLE’S PRESS (Salem, Forsyth Co, NC)

-Died: Robin HANNER, the oldest citizen of Anson County, Feb. 13, 1875, at his residence, about 1 ½ miles southwest of Wadesboro.  His age, nearly as we can ascertain, was from 105 to 110 years.

 

Thursday, March 4, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Notice – Having this day taken out Letters of Administration on the Estate of John BIVENS deceased, I hereby notify all persons having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same to me on or before the 5th day of March 1876.  Persons indebted to the estate must pay at once.  W. L. WHITE, Administrator. 

-Notice – Having this day taken out Letters of Administration on the Estate of Lucy HIGH, dec’d, I hereby notify all persons having claims against said decedent to present the same to me on or before the 1st day of March, 1876.  All persons indebted to the estate must pay at once.  C. C. BRASWELL, Administrator of Lucy HIGH.

 

Thursday, March 11, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Mr. ROSS.  Young Mr. ROSS, son of Allen ROSS, of Stanly county, who was brought here last week, and had an operation performed for a fracture in his skull, is lying in a very critical condition.  His father and mother are with him, and his case is receiving the special attention of Dr. ASHE.  Everything will be done for him that medical science and good nurturing can accomplish.

-Having this day qualified as Executor of the last will and testament of Wm. C. FREDERICK, dec’d, I hereby notify all persons having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same to me on or before the 4th day of February, 1876.  All persons indebted to the estate must pay at once.  Norris FREDERICK, Executor.  February 1st, 1875.

 

Thursday, March 18, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Notice: I hereby warn all persons, under the penalties of the law, against hiring or harboring Charlie HENRY, son of Carolina HENRY, who has been, by the will of his mother, placed under my exclusive control to educate, clothe and raise.  Reuben HENRY.  March 17th 1875.

-Married: In Lancaster county, on the 2nd inst., by Rev. E. E. PRESSLEY, Mr. N. W. A. EVANS, to Miss N. M. ADAMS, all of Lancaster.

 

Thursday, April 1, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-A Shooting Affair – On Monday night, Daniel HOOKS, a white man in the employ of [ink smeared] AUSTIN, of this place, had a [ink smeared]n the store of Mr. THROWER, with a colored man, Henry DAVIS.  It was terminated by HOOKS shooting DAVIS with a pistol in the left breast, the ball entering near the region of the heart, but was obstructed by striking a rib.  The parties had a hearing before Esquire WILLIAMS on Tuesday, and were recognized in a bond for their appearance at our next term of court.  Polkton Ansonian.

-Married: At the residence of the bride’s father, [ink smeared] Wm. B. WOODRUFF, near Elkin, Surry county, N.C., on the 25th of February 1875, by [ink smeared] R.T.N. STEPHENSON, Mr. Wm. T. MARTIN of Anson county, N.C., to Miss Mary L. WOODRUFF.

-Married: On the 25th ult., at Mineral Springs church, Marlboro’ co., S.C., by Rev. J. A. M. THOMAS, Mr. J. J. LOWE, of Wadesboro’, Anson co., N.C., to Miss Bettie LUCAS, of Marlboro’, S.C.

-Died: At Mangum, Richmond county, on the night of the 24th ult., Col. Isham A. DUMAS, in the 72d year of his age.  Presbyterian and Pee Dee Courier please copy.

 

Thursday, April 8, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-House and Land for Sale – The subscriber offers for sale at a bargain, a house and lot, adjourning the corporate limits of Wadesboro’, being the place formerly owned by S. C. LINDSEY, dec’d.  The dwelling house is in good condition, having 7 rooms.  There is a good orchard of peaches, apples, &c., on the lot and a well of good water.  I will sell the house and thirteen acres of land together, or, if the purchaser prefers, will sell with the house some thirty-one acres of land.  There is also a kitchen on the lot.  Persons wishing to purchase can see the premises by applying to Messrs. Jesse EDWARDS, John C. McLAUCHLIN, or J. L. EDWARDS.  Fannie LINDSLEY.

-We are pleased to state that the condition of Major DUNHAM has considerably improved within the last few days, and his friends hope that in a few days he will be sufficiently recovered to be removed to his father’s home in Wilmington.  His wounded leg has not yet [page torn] and hopes are entertained [page torn] spared this affliction.

 

Thursday, April 22, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Mr. James BELK, who is now living in Union county, is 106 years old, and was for 37 years a Justice of the peace.  He has had 24 children, 93 grandchildren, 200 great grandchildren, 250 great-great-grand-children, and there are also children of the fifth generation, but the number is not known.  The whole number of children, grandchildren, &c., as above is 567.  Who else in North Carolina can show a family as large as this.  Mr. BELK, having lost a leg some forty or fifty years ago, can do no active labor, but can work a good deal at a bench, and two years ago he put up as good a chair as he ever could, is still hale and hearty, and remembers very distinctly several incidents in the Revolutionary War. – Monroe Enquirer.

-Died, at his residence, near Rocky River, on the 29th March last, Mr. H. MARSHALL.  Had the deceased lived another day he would have been 64 years of age, having been born on the 30th March, 1811.  Mr. MARSHALL lived and died on the lands where he was born, and lead a quiet and peaceable life, eni[ink smeared]ng the confidence and highest regard [ink smeared] love of all who knew him.

 

Thursday, May 6, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-The Charlotte Democrat says: OWENS, convicted of killing CHEEK of York county, S.C., while traveling through Gaston county, in this State, was sentenced to be hanged in Lincolnton on Friday, the 28th day of May.

-Charlotte Democrat: Heavy Storm - On Saturday afternoon last this section was visited by a heavy storm of wind and rain, blowing down a few houses in the suburbs of the City and some trees and fences.  In Cabarrus county the storm was more severe than here, especially in the town of Concord.  The roofs of the stores of MONTGOMERY & DOWD, PHIFER & CANNON and Dr. GIBSON were badly damaged, that of MONTGOMERY & DOWD being blown entirely off.  Chimneys and houses were also injured.

 

May 17, 1875, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Charles F. HARRIS of Concord, May 15, Wilmington.

 

Thursday, May 20, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Died: On the 11th inst., Blanch, infant daughter of Cyrus and Carrie KNIGHT.

 

Thursday, May 27, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Mecklenburg Centennial An Immense Success – Charlotte, May 20, 1875. [lengthy article] …At the conclusion of Mr. BRIGHT’S oration, Mr. BELK, of Union co., was presented on the platform as the last living testimony of the truth of our Declaration.  He is more than a centenarian, having been twelve years old at that time, and preserving a distinct recollection of the event.  His appearance produced a profound sensation….

 

Thursday, June 10, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Died: On the 1st inst., James HUBBARD, aged Seventy-seven years.

 

Thursday, June 17, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Died: Suddenly, On the 9th inst., Mrs. [page torn]URROUGHS [Burroughs?], of Stanly county.  She had just come into the house from the field where she had been working, and commenced preparing dinner, apparently in usual health, when she suddenly fell dead.

 

July 7, 1875, Southern Christian Advocate
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In Wadesboro, N. C., June 22d, 1875, by Rev. F. M. Kennedy, D. D., Rev. Oscar J. Brent, of the North Carolina Conference, to Miss Julia L. Marshall, of Wadesboro.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, July 22, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-MONROE – We made a visit to this thriving town last week, and, altho’ we knew the spirit of improvement was rampant among these people, we were not prepared to see so many new buildings going up, and of so substantial and beautiful a character.  Mr. H. M. HOUSTON is erecting a fine brick building [page torn]00x30 feet, three stories above ground, with basement extending the entire length and breath (sic) of the building.  The streets are blockaded with brick, sand, mortar-beds and lumber. 

               Mr. John D. STEWART is finishing off his large brick building in fine style, and we learned that it would soon be occupied.  We did hear that Mr. WOLFE would likely occupy it as a boarding house.  If that be so, the travelling (sic) public will find a good and comfortable home under his management in connection with his proud lady, who knows how to fix things good to eat.

               Mr. J. D. STEWART has given a 4 acre lot [page torn] academy in a beautiful location, and the brick and lumber are being gathered to the place for putting up a fine house.

               Mr. STEWART also gave the Baptist church [page torn]ch to build a church, and steps are being taken to erect a large brick building upon it for a church.

               The brick work on these several buildings is being done by one Mr. O’NEAL, a gentleman of reputation as a contractor, and he is having work done right.

 

Thursday, July 29, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Lilesville Academy – The exercises of this school will be resumed on Monday 20th inst., on same terms as heretofore.  Convenient board can be obtained at reasonable rates.  A. E. McNEILL, Principal.

 

Thursday, August 12, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: On the 10th inst., at the residence of and by N. KNIGHT, Esq., Mr. Moore DEAN to Mrs. Mary HASTY.

 

Thursday, August 19, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Anson County – In the Superior Court. Alfred BAUCUM [Baucom], Administrator of Clem PHILLIPS, dec’d, Plaintiff, VS Pleasant PHILLIPS, heirs of Malachi PHILLIPS, Heirs of Calvin PHILLIPS, Heirs of James PHILLIPS, Susan SMITH and her husband ---- SMITH, Frances PHILLIPS, Jemima PHILLIPS, Joel GULLEDGE, defts.  Petition to make real estate assets. Order of service of summons by publication.  In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court by the affidavit of the Plaintiff and otherwise, that all of the above named Defendants, except Joel GULLEDGE, are nonresidents of the State of North Carolina, and that the summons cannot be served on them personally and that they are necessary parties to this action touching land in Anson county in which they have an interest…… [lengthy legal notice ordering the defendants to appear before the Clerk of Superior Court on Oct. 4, 1875].

 

Thursday, August 26, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Notice: All persons indebted to the estate of T. K. COLSON, Dec’d, are requested to come forward and settle at once, at I want to settle up the estate. And all persons holding claims against the same are requested to present them within the next twelve months.  Thomas COLSON, Executor.

-Mr. Uriah DUKE of Union county, while hewing logs on Tuesday last cut his h[ink smeared]d off with the axe, from the effects of which he died in a few hours.

 

Thursday, September 30, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Died: In Kemper county, Miss., on the 18th of August, 1875, William C. RUSH, son of Benjamin RUSH, in the 72nd year of his age.  He was a native of Montgomery Co., N.C., and, for the last forty years of his life, was a resident of Kemper Co., Miss.  He was married in Rockingham, N.C., to Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Martin C. CRAWFORD.  He leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their irreparable loss.  Wilmington Star please copy.

 

Thursday, October 7, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Land Sale! By virtue of a deed of trust to us the undersigned, executed by Samuel SMITH, Jr., late of the county of Anson, bearing date the 17th day of November, 1866, for the payment of certain debts therein mentioned, we will expose to sale to the highest bidder for cash, on Thursday the 18th day of November next, at the plantation house of the said Samuel SMITH, in the county of Anson, the following tracts of land, viz: 1st Tract, consisting of about 662 acres adjoining the lands of Benjamin INGRAM and others, being Samuel SMITH’S share in the partition of the lands of his father, John SMITH, deceased.  2nd Tract, containing about one hundred and fifty acres adjoining the lands of Pressly N. INGRAM and other lands of Samuel SMITH, known as the Jordan W. MORRIS land.  3rd Tract containing about 350 acres adjoining the lands of Pressly N. INGRAM, Mrs. HICKS and other lands of said Samuel SMITH, known as the Phillip HENRY land.  4th Tract, containing about 105 acres adjoining Mrs. HICKS and Benjamin ROGERS’ known as the Benjamin ROGERS’ land.  5th Tract, containing about 130 acres, adjoining Press N. INGRAM and others, situate on the Stanback Ferry road, known as the HORNE place. 6th Tract, consisting of about 43 acres, adjoining the lands of Benjamin INGRAM, Mary J. LINDSEY and others. 7, This undivided interest of the lands of the late John SMITH, allotted to his widow for her dower, (supposed to be about 400 acres,) situate on the Stanback Ferry Road, on the waters of Cedar creek.  J. G. SMITH. Trustees: W. H. BATTLE, J. B. LINDSEY.

 

October 12, 1875, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: John CLARK, Oct. 5, near Concord.

 

Thursday, October 14, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-North Carolina, Superior Court – Stanly County. Oct. 4th, 1875.  Isaac LOWDER and wife Lydia and others, Plaintiffs vs. Chesley BOONE and wife Nellie and other Defendants. Petition to sell Land. In this case it appearing to the Court that Chesley BOONE and wife Nellie BOONE, and Mortin BOONE and wife, Eliza, defendants in this action, reside beyond the limits of this state….. [lengthy legal notice ordering defendants to appear in court November 1875.]

 

Thursday, October 21, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: At the residence of the bride’s mother, on the 9th of September ult., by Rev. G. W. BUTLER, Miss Mary E. KNIGHT to Mr. George BARBER, all of Panola co, Texas.

 

October 26, 1875, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. Elizabeth MITCHUM, Oct. 11, Union Co.

-Died: Edmund OLIVE, Oct. 19, Beatties Ford, Cabarrus County.

 

Thursday, October 28, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Died: Near Laurel Hill, Richmond county, at mid[ink smeared]of Thursday 7th inst, Mrs. Sarah M[ink smeared] of Rev. John MONROE, in the [ink smeared] her age…. She was a consistent member of the Spring Hill Church 56 years.

 

Thursday, November 4, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Superior Court – Stanly County. Sept. 30th 1875.  Order of Publication.  J.O. ROSS and others, vs. Bennett RUSSEL and others.  Petition to sell land for Partition.  In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that William STEWART and wife Alice A., Green MELCHOR and wife Frances, Wesley GERMAN and wife Mary, John W. CARTER, Augustus CARTER, James M. CARTER, and Garrott CARTER, defendants, to the foregoing Petition, are nonresidents of this State…… [lengthy legal notice ordering defendants to appear in court Nov., 15, 1875.]

-The undersigned would respectfully call the attention of the public to the fact that he has opened his Photographic Gallery at White’s Store, at which place he will remain for three or four weeks.  He is prepared to execute all work in his line neatly and expeditiously.  Give him a trial.  J. C. HORNE, Traveling Photographer.

-Died: On the 31st ultimo, of Diphtheria, Ernest I Ochair [Lochair?], second son of Clement L. and Emma G. RICHARDSON.

 

November 4, 1875, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Ernest RICHARDSON, Oct. 31, Anson Co.

 

Thursday, November 11, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-We are requested to state that Dr. Robert J. STEELE, Pressley N. STANBACK, Reddick BOWDEN, W. P. McDONALD, and William DIGGS, have been appointed River Commissioners by the Richmond co. Board, and will meet the Anson [ink smeared] at the Head of the Falls against the [ink smeared] Monday the 15th inst., to open or re-open 100 feet on Pee Dee River, in the main channel, according to law. There will be hands along the way to do what ever cleaning out is necessary.

 

Thursday, November 18, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-The Concord Register says that Mr. I. B. LITTLE, who lives near Love’s Mills Stanly [page torn] barn, with all of his horse feed, forty or fifty bushels of wheat and three horses, burned up on last Friday night.  The fire can’t be accounted for except under the supposition that it was the work of an incendiary.

-Married: On the 9th inst., at the residence of John JONES, by W. C. WEBB, Esq., Mr. C. W. GADDY to Miss T. E. RUSHING, all of Anson.

-Died, at the residence of his son in-law, N. J. THOMPSON, in Robeson co., on the 26th of Sept., 1875, John NIVEN, in the 83rd(?) year of his age.  The deceased was a native of Argyleshire Scotland, and immigrated to this country, with his family, in 1850…. He was a devoted husband and father, and a warm friend…. [lengthy eulogy but gave no additional details]

 

Thursday, November 25, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-New Store – Mr. Nathaniel NEWBY has opened out a very attractive stock of groceries, confectioneries, &c. on Rutherford St.

 

November 27, 1875, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Jennie Lee GORMAN, Nov. 21, Concord.

 

Thursday, December 2, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-A little two year-old son of Mr. Monroe MURPHY, of Richmond county, died last week from drinking concentrated lye, which had been carelessly left sitting within his reach.

-Married: In the Methodist church at Wadesboro’ on Sunday evening, the 27th inst., by the Pastor, the Rev. B. B. CULBRETH, Mr. John J. LITTLE to Miss Laura PATRICK.

-Died: On the 26th inst., the Rev. James A. BARBER, in the 35th year of his age.  The deceased was the son of Mr. John N. BARBER, and old and esteemed citizen of Anson county.  He has been in the Baptist ministry about ten or twelve years and was a citizen of Union co., and lived near Beaver Dam.  He suffered excruciatingly for two weeks, and died a triumphant death, as only Christians can die.  He leaves a host of… [page torn]

 

December 15, 1875, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Georgia A. DAGWALT [Dayvault?], Dec. 2, Cabarrus Co.

 

Thursday, December 16, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

 -The Rockingham Courier learns from a correspondent at Troy, Montgomery county that a son of E. D. HURLEY was accidentally killed on the 27th ult.  It appears that he was standing on the lever of a large cog-wheel attached to SMITHERMAN & WATKIN’S cotton gin.  He had been dodging under a horizontal shaft above the wheel, but at last forgot to dodge his head, and it was caught and his neck broken.

-Homicide – Alexander BIRMINGHAM shot and killed Milton JOWERS near the Wadesboro depot, on the 9th inst., the load centering the left breast of the deceased.  He lived but a few minutes after receiving the wound.  BIRMINGHAM was arrested and lodged in jail, and was brought before the magistrates of this township on the 13th inst. – last Monday – and, on motion by his counsel, the examination of the witnesses was waived, and he recommitted to jail to answer at the next term of the Superior Court for this county.

 

Thursday, December 23, 1875,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Notice! Having this day taken out letters of administration de bonis nom on the estate of Harriet H. STRONG, deceased, I hereby notify all persons having claims against said decedent to exhibit the same to me on or before the 15th day of December, 1876.  In my absence claims can be exhibit4ed to my attorneys, Messrs. ASHE & BENNETT, Wadesboro’, N.C.  J. H. WILLIAMSON, Administrator De Bonis nom, of H. H. STRONG, deceased.

 

 

 

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Thursday, January 6, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Henry CHILSON, of Anson, has been removed as mail agent on the Carolina Central Railway, and a son of Oliver DOCKERY, of Richmond, put in his place.

-Sudden Death – It is our painful duty to chronicle the death of Thomas MARSH, of the firm STACK & MARSH, which occurred on Christmas Eve.  Mr. MARSH had just put off a load of cotton at the depot and was starting back, when, the mule starting suddenly, a plank slipped off between the axles of the wagon, and, being caught by the hinder axle, struck him with great force on the back of the head and neck, knocking him from the wagon, the wheels of which passed over his breast.  He got up and walked to his boarding house, about a hundred yards distant, and told his landlady that he did not want any supper, as he had got hurt.  He then went to bed.  After a while the lady took a candle and went into his room to see if he wanted anything, she found him insensible, and foaming at the mouth and nose.  Physicians were called in, who did all in their power to relieve him, but all efforts were of no avail, and about 2 o’clock on the morning of the 25th, he breathed his last.  Monroe Enquirer.

-Murder in Richmond County. A very brief note from a friend at Laurinburg, dated “10 o’clock, A.M., January 1st,” informs us that Nellie, daughter of Jennie PATTERSON, and wife of Charles McRAE, lately married, was shot and died in 20 minutes, at the house of Davie FAIRLEY, near Smyrna Church, in the vicinity of Laurinburg, Richmond county.  David McLEAN is the supposed murderer.  The note was handed to a friend on the C.C. train on Saturday morning.  We have no information of the cause of the murder, or when it was committed, but presume that it was on Friday or Friday night.  Observer.

 

Thursday, January 13, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

 -Mr. Harman QUANTS, a first-class harness-maker of Concord, N.C., will open a shop in this place in a few days, and will occupy the building between Messrs. LITTLE & STEELE’S and J.C. MARSHALL & Co.’s.  Mr. QUANTS is an experienced workman and will be prepared to do work in the highest style of the art.  If you have work to be done in his line be sure to give him a call.  He guarantees satisfaction.

-We learn from the Spirit of the South of the death of James A. GAY, a former citizen of this county, but for the past few years a resident of Madison county, Tennessee, which sad event occurred a few days ago.  It seems that Mr. GAY was engaged at his gin house, loading a wagon with cotton seed, it being in the second story of the building, and in attempting to jump down on the wagon, fell and broke his neck.  Mr. GAY was about 70 years old, and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his sad fate.  He was a very industrious man and [ink smudged] citizen.

 

January 19, 1876, Southern Christian Advocate
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Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Ledbetter, wife of Col. Henry W. Ledbetter, and daughter of P. N. Stanback, Esq., was born in Richmond county, N.C., May 29, 1839; and died in Anson county, near Wadesboro, N. C., Dec. 22, 1875.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, January 20, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Dwelling Burned – The dwelling of Mrs. Frances LOWERY of this county was burnt down on last Monday night with the entire contents, except a few articles.  It is supposed that the house took fire by accident. Monroe Enquirer.

-Miss Fannie LINDSLEY’S school opened on last Monday under more favorable auspices than last session.  Miss LINDSLEY’S experience and character as a teacher commends her school to the patronage of all who have children to send.  Board can be obtained in good families on reasonable terms.

 

Thursday, January 27, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Concord Register – The death sentence of Randolph SUTTON, colored, which was to have been executed here yesterday, was commuted by the Governor to imprisonment for life.  Deputy Sheriff MURR conducted him to the penitentiary on last Tuesday.

-Mr. Griffith RICHARDSON, of Anson county, was going to Monroe last week with a load of cotton for sale, when his team started to run.  He jumped from the wagon, and in doing so fell between the wheels and had one of his legs broken.  So says the Enquirer.

-Raleigh Sentinel: Intelligence has been received at the executive office of the arrest and lodgment in jail in Yell county, Arkansas, of Allen CARTER, who brutally murdered Bushrod LILLY in Stanly county, in 1867.  The Governor has appointed W. W. HEARNE, Sheriff of Stanly county, agent of the State to go and bring accused to this State for trial.  The authorities have been on the track of this man for some time past, and the news of his arrest will be gratifying to the good people of Stanly county. [also see the Feb. 10, 1876 issue of the NC Argus, and the Feb. 25, 1881 issue of the Statesville Landmark]

-Died: On the 22d inst., Little Bennie, son of Mr. Archibald and Nanney BENTON, of this place.

-A colored woman by the name of [page torn]ly SHAVERS, was found dead in a [page torn]th somewhere in the neighborhood [page torn] W. O. BENNETT’S last Sunday.  Jury adjourned that heart disease caused it.

-Married: On Thursday, January 20, 1876, at the residence of the bride, near Ansonville, by Rev. Dr. John L. KENDALL, William ALLEN, Esq., of Stanly county, and Mrs. Jackbyrah S. EASON, of Anson, daughter of Mr. Isaac SULLIVANT.  Raleigh C. Advocate please copy.

-Notice: All persons are hereby warned not to harbor or employ my son, Albert Alexander HALL, (he being under age).  The penalties of the law will be enforced.  Mary Eliza HILDRETH. Wadesboro’, N.C. Jan. 26, 1876.

 

February 3, 1876, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: William ALLEN of Stanly county to Mrs. Jackbyral S. EASON of Anson county, Jan. 20, near Ansonville.

-Died: R. W. MEANS, Jan. 30, near Concord.

 

Thursday, February 3, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Our citizens were awakened this morning by that terrible cry “fire!”  It was found to be the store house of Mr. R. A. CARTER, which, when discovered was enveloped into flames.  There is no doubt but that it was the work of an incendiary and it is thought the store was first entered and all or part of the goods stolen therefrom.  The fire was first discovered by Capt. Joe JOWERS whose train (gravel) was on the side track at this depot.  The house was partly covered by insurance but no insurance on the goods.  Mr. CARTER has the sympathy of the whole community. Ansonian.

-Boot and Shoe-Maker.  I am prepared to do all kinds of work in my line neatly, cheaply and on short notice.  My shop is opposite the residence of Mr. John RHINE.  Austin RAMSAY.

-New Store: Mr. A. A. KENDALL is opening a stock of goods in the house lately occupied by Mr. GARRIS as a liquor house.

-Married: At the residence of and by John J. DUNLAP, Esq., on the 9th inst., Mr. M. W. MOWRY to Miss Mary A. DEAN.

-Died: Of pneumonia at the residence of her brother, on the 23d of January, Miss Sarah McLENAN.  She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church.  Beloved by all.  Her many friends mourn that death chose her for a victim.

-Obituary: Mrs. Anna Elizabeth LEDBETTER, wife of Col. Henry W. LEDBETTER, daughter of P. N. STANBACK, Esq., was born in Richmond county, N.C., May 29, 1839; and died in Anson county near Wadesboro, N.C., Dec. 22, 1875.

               The life of this estimable Christian woman was passed in a zone of society, which, while it furnishes little to be gathered by the biographer, is often fragrant with the flowers and laden with the fruits which sweeten and enrich the home, and bring upon it the blessing of the Heavenly Father….  As wife and mother, she was assiduous and untiring; and the aching heart of a stricken husband, and the sad wail of five motherless ones, attest the bitterness of the bereavement her departure inflicts. She joined the M.E. Church, South, very shortly after her marriage, and the duties of her membership were performed with the same scrupulous faithfulness which characterized her domestic relations…. [lengthy eulogy]

 

Thursday, February 10, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married, on the 19th ult., at the residence of the bride’s grandmother, in Stanly county, Mr. Daniel A. LIPE, (not of lion’s den notoriety) aged 17, and Miss Roxana HATLEY, aged 15.  Concord Sun.

-Gin House Burnt. We learn that the Gin House of Mr. Henry BAUCUM [Baucom] of Olive Branch in this county, was burned on the 1st inst., together with three bales of cotton, thirty bushels wheat and other produce.  Supposed to have caught from matches in the cotton which was being ginned. Monroe Enquirer.

-[page torn] Sun says Sheriff HEARNE, of [page torn] co., passed through Concord [page torn] Morning on his way to Albe[page torn]ith Allen CARTER, the murderer [page torn]W. LILLY in 1866.  CARTER was [page torn]tured in Danville, Yell co., Ark. [page torn]s now 62 years old.

-Married: At the residence of Mrs. COLLIN’S, on the 6th Feb., 1876, by Rev. Jesse H. GWINN, Mr. Francis CROWDER and Miss C. T. REDFEARN, all of Anson county.

 

Thursday, February 17, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Co-Partnership Notice: The business heretofore carried on between the undersigned and D. M. STEAGALL [Stegall], was dissolved on the 1st January inst., by mutual consent.  D. P. JOHNSON. Feb’y 14th 1876.

-On the 10th inst., while putting a lightening rod to the chimney of Sherwood LILES, Mr. George PUCKETT fell from the top of the chimney, which is twenty-eight feet high, caught on his feet and was unhurt.

-The following items are sent to us by a correspondent at Norwood, Stanly county: A Lodge of Grangers was organized at Norwood last week, the first and only one in Stanly county…. Mr. Robert LANIER and Miss Lucy LOWDER, (both of Norwood) were married on the 10th inst., by [page torn] M. V. SHERRILL.

-Died: Of scarlet fever near Long Pine, on the 9th day of February, a small son of Robert and M. J. LOWRY.

Died; On 6th inst., Mr. Robin BROADAWAY.  The deceased was a highly respectable old gentleman, who had attained his 78th year.

 

Thursday, February 24, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-General Burrel HORNE declares himself a candidate for President of the United States of America and says that if he is elected he will moved the National Capitol, together with all the departments, to Wadesboro, N.C.

-James T. SMITH, formerly of Anson county, has just been nominated at Navasota, Texas, for the State Senate.

 

Thursday, March 16, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Troy, N.C. - …We are grieved to announce the death of Noah SMITHERMAN, which took place on Monday night, the 28th ult., at 12 o’clock, at the residence of his brother, Jesse SMITHERMAN, in Troy, in the 67th year of his age.  He was struck with paralysis about a year before he died…. He was never married.  He bestowed his affections on his only brother, and upon affectionate nephews and nieces…. His remains were followed to the cemetery of the Troy Methodist church, on the evening of the 29th of February….. [lengthy death notice]

 

Thursday, March 23, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Mulcahy – A correspondent of the Monroe Enquirer, talking about the little half way station, Mulcahy, says there is “no doubt but there is more shipping done to and from that place than any other in the county.”  We say there is doubt, and the correspondent must have known it, or he had lost sight of Wadesboro’ and Lilesville being in the county.  He may have thought that Wadesboro’ and Lilesville were in Richmond or Montgomery county…. [page torn]

-Married: On the 7th of March, 1876, by H. T. KNOTTS, Esq., Mr. W. C. McCALL, of Monroe, Union co., to Miss Hattie E. HORNE, daughter of William E. HORNE, of Anson co.

 

Thursday, March 30, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-A little son of Levi ELLERBE of Rockingham, was playing in the yard a few days ago, and was attacked by a cock which pecked the little fellow’s head so badly that it caused death.

-Mr. W. C. THREADGILL, jailor, had two accessions to his boarders on last Tuesday night.  Calvin CARAWAY and Wink [HOUGH?] found Mr. E. W. FLAKE’S pocket book (when it was not lost,) and were granted quarters at the public boarding house, which is used mostly in the interest of Colored Grant Republicans.

-H. W. ROBINSON, Dentist, Would respectfully inform his friends and the public that he has resumed the practice of Dentistry.  Will visit persons at their residences when requested.  Wadesboro’, N.C., March 15, 1876.

 

Thursday, April 6, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-The trial of CRISCO, the murderer of CAGLE has been removed to Monroe, Union, and will come up before next term of Union court, which convenes in Monroe Monday.  Through a gentleman from Stanly, we learn the opinion most prevalent there is that the killing was in self-defence (sic).

-Licenses to marry were issued to the following named persons by the Register of Deeds for this county during the month of March: Whites. _.M. GOODWIN, Louisa A. TURNER. _.C. McCALL, Harriet E. HORNE.  Robert HALL, Amely A. WALLACE.  M.C. EVANS, Virginia THOMPSON.  J.B. PARKER, S.C. CURLLEE (sic: Curlee).  Phelmond CARPENTER, Sally GADDY.  Colored. _artin BENNETT, Easter MYERS.  ___fan BAK__, ___za DEBERRY. (page torn-rest are illegible).

-Notice: Albemarle, N.C., April 5.  We expect to have a grand Pick-Nick on Easter Monday, at the Narrows, in Stanly co., and hereby cordially invite all of our friends to come, and bring a basket of dinner, as we will have a basket dinner on the occasion.  We expect to have Col. POLK of Anson, to make us a grange speech that day.  We will have also a band of good music (M.S. PARKER’S band.)  We hope to see our Anson friends on the occasion.  It had been reported that we had changed our place of meeting.  This is all a mistake.  Come to the Narrows, as the waters are good and the scenery grand.  A GRANGER.

-Marion BARNETT, (col.) committed suicide in the woods about ten miles from Charlotte, week before last by hanging himself from the limb of a pine tree.

-Moses TREXLER, in Morgan township [what county?], accidentally shot himself last week.  In setting a gun down it was discharged, lodging a load of buck-shot in his person.  He died shortly after.

-Col. S. H. WALKUP, Chairman of the Congressional District Executive Committee has called a meeting of the members of said Committee (one from each county of the district) to convene in this place on next Tuesday, the 11th inst., for the purpose of selecting a place for the meeting of the District Convention, which will nominate our next candidate for Congress. – Monroe Enquirer.

-SURRENDERED HIMSELF. – D. A. CRISCO, who killed Geo. CAGLE, in Stanly county on Tuesday last, has surrendered himself and been committed to jail in Albemarle. A gentleman who arrived in the city last evening from that section, thinks it very doubtful if any true bill is found by the Grand Jury against the slayer.  He believed that his wife was unfaithful to the marriage vows, and that CAGLE was the cause of the infidelity, and it is probable that he will be able to establish this.  If so he will be but lightly punished.  CRISCO is a young man; CAGLE was an old man. – Charlotte Observer.

-Branchville, S.C., April 3. – An altercation occurred this evening, at Sixty-Six Turnout on the South Carolina Railroad, near this place, between J. W. MEADOWS, white, and Rufus JOHNSON, (col.) had a difficulty with MEADOWS’ son this morning.  Several blows were passed and MEADOWS came down to this place to procure a warrant for the arrest of JOHNSON for assault and battery.  When he returned to his home at Sixty-Six, he found JOHNSON there.  Harsh words were used, afterwards blows, when MEADOWS went into his house and in a few minutes afterwards, reappeared with a shot gun, the contents of which he emptied into the head of JOHNSON, entirely blowing his brains out.

 

From the Concord Register April, 11, 1876 
            A KEROSENE LAMP EXPLODES AND BURN A MAN NEARLY TO DEATH
 "Mr. Nelson HAGLER, a worthy citizen of Cabarrus County, who lives about seven miles south of Concord, was badly burned on the 15th inst., about 3 o`clock A.M., by the esplosion of a lamp which had been left burning all night. The reason for burning the lamp at that hour of the night was this: His little son had on the previous day gone to the barn and began to use the cutting-knife on some straw, and cut off two of his fingers. This sad accident to the little boy made it necessary that Mr. HAGLER should give him attention during the night; hence the lamp was left burning. At about 3 o`clock in the morning the suffering child awoke the father, who arose to give the little suffering child some relief and at that time the flame was burning out of the chimney of the lamp, as if the burner had already been blown out by an explosion; and just as Mr. HAGLER was to take hold of the lamp to extinguish the flame, a further explosion blew the entire lamp into fragments, and it`s contents of burning oil was thrown in a sheet of flame on his left side, face, neck breast and arm, and dropped from his hand on the floor, setting the floor on fire as it went, while the flame from his person extended above his head. The explosion of the burning lamp caused another lamp close by on the mantlepiece to take fire and explode also. His wife came to his assistance as soon as possible, but before his night-shirt could be torn off the ghastly work was done. The burn is very deep and the skin in many places is broken and slipped together in rough ridges, and part of it came off with the shirt. His left eye escaped by about half an inch, and the jaw was greatly protected by his heavy beard. Both his hands are fearfully burned, but the most serious burn is on the left breast extending upward under the arm, on the shoulder, neck and throat, up to the ear, all of which presents the most shocking sight we ever beheld.
May the gracious God sustain the sufferer in this terrible affliction."                 
[Note: Nelson Hagler (Oct. 3, 1825 - July 31, 1880, buried at Rocky Ridge Methodist Church cemetery was the son of Charles and Sarah (Sally Linker) Hagler. His marriage bond to Martha A./M. Kluttz is dated July 9, 1859. Nelson was a farmer and had served in Company E, Fifty-Ninth Regiment (Fourth Regiment Cavalry), North Carolina, in the Civil War. 

 

Thursday, April 13, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-The editor, including several of our townsmen are in attendance upon Monroe Court this week.  Our corresponding Editor is also there, canvassing for the New York South, a paper that every Southern man ought to have in the family.

-A REVOLUTIONARY RELIC. – Mr. J. G. THREADGILL brought into our office the other day, an old belt buckle with the stamp of a Palmetto tree upon it, in bold relief, and at the root the figures 1776 with two shields, one of the arms contained the motto Animis Opibusque Parati, the other, dum, Spiro, Spero Spes.  It came into Mr. THREADGILL’S hands in the way of a trade. He also had the belt and fire-arm, that were connected with this buckle, and says that the gun was a great curiosity for the times.  He only has the buckle left, having traded the “littler gunne” off.   The face of the buckle also bore some writing evidently done with the point of a knife, which read as follows: Corp. C. B. JONES Co. H., Mexico 1847.  The buckle no doubt, was carried through the Mexican War.

-[Article about John SATTERWHITE, Esq., aged 64 and his remedy for consumption – somewhat illegible.]

 

Thursday, April 20, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-[Lengthy article about Mulcahy (now Peachland) in Anson County.]

-We saw a gentleman in town the other day hitched up to a genuine Indian pine. – He says it was washed out of an Indian grave on the PRATT plantation in the lower end of this county.

-District Parsonage. – The Parsonage at Monroe has underwent very important changes since Rev. Mr. BOBBITT, the present Presiding Elder, has taken it in charge. – The lower rooms have been ceiled and painted and the outside of the house has also been painted.  The yard has been laid off in flower beds, and the appearance of things have undergone such changes and improvements as to very materially enhance the value of the property.  The various charges in the District will be applied to pay the actual costs of these improvements, and it is money well invested, and they ought to pay it cheerfully.

-Died: In Union county on the 4th inst., Mrs. Sarah JONES, wife of Mr. Robin JONES.  Aged 80 years; had been married 62 years.

-Obituary: In Anson county, on the 13th of March, Lillian Eleanor, daughter of B. F. and C. E. HEADEN, aged 16 years.  Beautiful in person, with a disposition naturally amiable, affectionate and kind, she attracted all hearts, and was an especial favorite of her friends and the joy of her parents….

 

Thursday, April 27, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-It is reported that Mr. Drury MORGAN, living on Rocky River, in Cabarrus county, has committed suicide, but the Concord Sun discredits the statement.  The above named gentleman was seen at Monroe court week, and the statement is false.

-The Concord Sun states that on Tuesday last, the body of Mr. Calvin McGRAW, of Cabarrus county, was found suspended from a pine tree, in an old field, half a mile from his residence, he having hanged himself.  He was in the 63rd year of his age; had been sick all Spring, and it is supposed his mind gave way.  On the Sunday night following, the wife of the unfortunate man died at her residence.  She was very old and the shock of the suicide of her husband was too great for her.  They leave a number of children behind them.

 

Thursday, May 4, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Return of W. H. H. HOUSTON. – Deputy Sheriff S. H. FARROW and Mr. C. AUSTIN, of Monroe, returned to this city Sunday morning on the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta train from Florida, bringing with them, W. H. H. HOUSTON.  They were absent a week, having left here last Saturday night a week ago.  HOUSTON is looking very badly, and is very much depressed in spirits.  He manifested perfect willingness to come and was brought without being either handcuffed or tied.  He will be kept in jail here until the next term of Court, when he will stand his trial for forgery.

 

May 8, 1876, MONROE ENQUIRER (Union County, NC)

-We learn that Mr. O.C. CURLEE has bought the interest of J. Millen STEWART in the Lager Beer Saloon, and that he will continue the business at that place.

 

Thursday, May 11, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-[Lengthy editorial about the death of John W. LEAK]

-Accidental Shooting.- In the neighborhood of Grassy Islands, one Wyatt KIRBY,

was accidentally shot on last Saturday, by a gun in the hands of one Sandy McRAE, both negroes.

-Dedication at Lilesville. – On last Sabbath, the new church at Lilesville was dedicated “Long” chapel, by Rev. W. H. BOBBITT.  There was a large and appreciative audience.  The house could not contain the crowd, and the Rev. HOYLE preached in the Baptist church, to a large part of the people.

-Died: On 30th ult., in the 36th year of her age, Mary Jane, wife of Alex’n RICKETTS, col.

-Died: In Providence Township, Mecklenburg county, on the 1st inst., Rosanna C. NICHOLSON, wife of Hugh NICHOLSON, in the 46th year of her age.

 

May 29, 1876, CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL TRIBUNE

-A little son of Eli ELLERBE, while playing in a yard a few days ago in Rockingham, North Carolina, was attacked by a rooster, which pecked the little fellows head so badly that it caused his death.

 

Thursday, June 1, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Homicide.-On last Thursday, one Allen FRITZ, a negro, was shot and killed in the yard of Mrs. Jenny MAY, by Daniel MCCOY, a white man. It seems that the parties were laboring in adjoining fields (FRITZ being a tenant of Mrs. MAY’S) and the cause of the falling out being about an ax that FRITZ had borrowed, with a promise to return by a specified time, and having failed to do so, one word brought on another till both parties became so excited that they left the fields, and as it afterwards turned out, for the purpose of procuring arms.  The negro had borrowed a gun while MCCOY had gone home after his, and after coming back to the field up on discovering that the negro had left MCCOY proceeded to the residence of Mrs. MAY, and seeing the negro in the yard armed and equipped for the fray, he fired upon him, killing him almost instantly.  MCCOY has left for parts unknown, and there is not at present much likelihood of his capture.

-Obituary: Daniel P. BILLINGSLY was born in North Carolina, December 11th, 1850, was raised to manhood in Stanly county, of the same State, moved to Texas in the 21st year of his age, settled, and lied in Panola county 5 years and 4 months.  He died in the 26th year of his age.  The day he died, he said he had not had a well day in Texas; and that no tongue could tell what he had suffered.  He had consumption and a swollen knee, that made him a cripple and gave him acute pain.  Notwithstanding his great suffering he never murmured or became fretful.  While he was lying on his anguishing bed about 20 months before he died, a revival of religion was in progress at which about 40 professions were made.  Special pray was asked for and offered up for the afflicted widow’s son.  God heard and answered his and the prayers of the church, and granted pardon and peace to the troubled breast.  He said when he got well he intended to join the church.  But his going to church was over on earth.  So he was debarred this precious privilege…. G.W. BUTLER, Wood’s P.O., Panola co., Tex.  May 20.

 

Thursday, June 8, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-[Death of Joseph HANCOCK of Chesterfield County, S.C.]

-Obituary: Died, in Wilson, on the 20th of May, 1876, Martha Erie, infant daughter of Capt. A. J. and Eliza A. HINES, aged four months and fifteen days…..

 

Thursday, June 15, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: At the residence of the bride’s mother, June 7th, by Rev. G. W. HARMAN, Mr. J. N. STURDIVANT to Miss Josephine BARRETT.  All of Anson.

 

Thursday, June 22, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-[Letter from Dr. W. S. KENDALL in regard to delinquent medical bill of J. A. LEE… mentions LEE’S son in law S.T. WRIGHT and death of LEE’S wife about 9 months after Sept. 7, 1875 when LEE was reported as delinquent….]

-The young man WOOLEY, son of Mr. C. W. WOOLEY, of Montgomery county, who contracted a case of small pox a few weeks since, has died of the disease.  A few other cases are reported in the community, and great fears are entertained of the disease spreading.

 

Thursday, July 6, 1876,  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Small Pox.-The Small Pox is still confined to Mr. WOOLEY’S family.  Three of his children were in a dying condition on Tuesday, and Mr. WOOLEY himself died on Monday morning, and also a Miss POE.  There is still considerable excitement, and we fear that the disease may yet spread.

-Died: Near Pine Bluff, Arkansas, June 19th, 1876, Anna Malissa, infant daughter of Archibald and Martha NIVEN, aged three years, four months and nine days.

 

September 4, 1876, MONROE ENQUIRER, (Union County, NC)
-Died of Typhoid fever, on the 16th of August, 1876, Mrs. Fatha E. LEE, wife of Mr. J. S. LEE.  She leaves three little
children, one an infant of a few months. The deceased was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, and a meek and humble
 follower of our blessed Master, an affectionate wife, and devoted mother.  The battle’s fought, the victory’s won.  We 
suppose the modest showers would refuse any credit, for the crop, and give all the glory to the Son.  Every christian ought to
 rejoice in it as another heart-cheering testimony of the truth of our divine religion, and its proved power to make life happy and
holy, and death stingless and triumphant.  The maiden-name of Sister LEE, was Fatha Eugenia COX, born in Anson county, 
N. C., on the 27th day of August, A. D. 1851.  Aged 24 years 11 months and 19 days.  Her christian character was one of the 
loveliest I ever knew.  Every where and in all circumstances, her life was fragrant with the fruits of the holy spirit.  Her fine 
understanding, her cultivated and well stored mind, her affectionate and cordial manner, and to crown all, her christian virtues 
formed a combination of worth rarely met with, her loss will be long and deeply felt by all who knew her. J. M. TERRELL. 
 Pee Dee Herald will please copy and send bill to this office. 

 

 
 

1877

 

January 13, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: William H. PATRICK, Jan., Wadesboro.

 

Wednesday, January 31, 1877  WEEKLY ANSONIAN (Polkton, Anson Co, NC)

-We regret to learn of the death of Mr. John BREWER, of this county, on last Saturday night. He was over 90 years of age.

 

February 5, 1877, MONROE ENQUIRER (Union County, NC)

-Mr. A.B. CAUDLE is having a picture gallery fitted up in second story of J.D. and J.M. STEWART’S clothing store.

-Monroe had another little fire last Tuesday, which would have proved very disastrous had it not been discovered before it gained much headway. The stove in Mr. A.B. CAUDLE’S Picture Gallery, during his temporary absence, set a broom leaning near by on fire, and the flames quickly communicated to the floor and walls.

 

February 12, 1877, MONROE ENQUIRER (Union County, NC)

-Be sure to attend the public sale of the House and Lot, belong 9sic) to the Estate of E.S. STEWART, dec’d, which will take place on next Saturday.

-We were shown specimens of writing last Friday, executed by the pupils at Mr. O.C. CURLEE’S writing school, which were very fine, and displayed great improvements under his careful instructions [________] . [___]maduke MYERS and Annie WALSH, for the best penmanship and to Robert H. HOWIE and Leticia STEWART, for the greatest improvement. The Committee of examination, were Messrs. J.C. BLAKENEY, R.P. DAVIS and W.C. WOLFE. Mr. CURLEE has certainly made great improvements in the handwriting of his pupils during the past two sessions, and should be greatly encouraged by the citizens, in having all the pupils he can attend to. [note: he was married on Nov 23, 1871 to Mary BLAKENEY (daughter of William and E.A. BLAKENEY), and was the son of Cullen CURLEE and Martha LITTLE].

 

Wednesday, February 21, 1877  WEEKLY ANSONIAN (Polkton, Anson Co, NC)

-Eloped: On last Friday night, Wat HARRINGTON and Mrs. SAUNDERS, living near White’s Store in this county, left their respective homes for parts unknown. HARRINGTON leaves a wife and six children and Mrs. SAUNDERS – the only daughter of Mr. John POPLIN, a respectable and well to do farmer, leaves a husband and two small children. “They loved well, but not wisely.”

 

February 28, 1877, PEE DEE HERALD (Wadesboro, Anson Co, NC)

-The following parties have procured license to “trot in double harness:”

WHITES: Francis BURRUSS [Burris?]  to Lizzie Ann HELMS; Momie DIGGS to Alice HUBBARD; Wm. H. BRASWELL to Sapphronia SMITH.

BLACKS: Harrison WATKINS to Flora SMITH; Ned CASH to Jane SMITH; Stephen WALL to Mattie SMITH; Henry LOCKHART to Melissa CAUDLE.

 

March 6, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Samuel HOUSTON, Feb 28, Monroe.

-Died: Edward W. RICHARDSON, Feb. 25, Union Co.

-Died: Thomas C. ROWLAND, March 2, Monroe.

 

Wednesday, March 7, 1877  WEEKLY ANSONIAN (Polkton, Anson Co, NC)

-Married: On the 28th ult., by Rev. J. W. DAVIS, at the residence of the bride’s father, Miss Mahala PRESLAR to Mr. Silas A. FINCHER of Union Co.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 1877  WEEKLY ANSONIAN (Polkton, Anson Co, NC)

-The name of the Post Office at Beaver Dam has been changed to Griffinsville.

-Died: In this county on the 6th inst., Mrs. Mariah POND, aged 72 years, she had been a consistent member of the Baptist church for 30 years.  She leaves five children and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.

 

March 26, 1877, MONROE ENQUIRER (Union County, NC)

On Saturday the 10th inst., Mr. Griffin CURLEE, an aged citizen of Union county come (sic) to our town on business, and we learn on his return home, called at Mulcahy. He was riding a somewhat wild and ungovernable mule, and expressed, before starting, some dread of the mule.  He had to cross the Railroad, and started just before train time, and the near approach of the train startled the mule and it dashed back with him and near the store, threw him against a stump, from the effects of which he died on the 14th inst.-Ansonian. [note: Thomas Griffin CURLEE was born about 1808, the son of Capt. Obediah CURLEE and Frances GRIFFIN. He was married to Jane LOTHARP]

 

Wednesday, March 28, 1877  WEEKLY ANSONIAN (Polkton, Anson Co, NC)

-Died: In Union Co. on the 23rd, Mr. Riley GRIFFIN, father of Sheriff J.W. GRIFFIN.  He had been affected with a goiter for many years and its recent enlargement caused his death.

-Drowned: Dave EDWARDS, colored preacher … attempting to cross Lanes Creek on Monday morning in a canoe at Ponds Mill, he was washed over the dam and lost [Note: See Apr 3, 1877 issue for follow up]

 

April 2, 1877, MONROE ENQUIRER (Union County, NC)

CORRECTION-We were misinformed as to the place where Mr. CURLEE received his fatal wound, as given in our account of it last week. It was at Griffinsville in Union county, instead of Mulcahy.-Ansonian.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 1877  WEEKLY ANSONIAN (Polkton, Anson Co, NC)

-The body of Dave EDWARDS, who was washed over the dam at Ponds Mill and drowned… was found about two hundred yards below the mill on Wednesday morning last.

 

April 4, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Daniel SAFRIT, March 30, Concord.

 

April 6, 1877 CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT (Mecklenburg County, NC)

Kicked to Death – We learn that Mr. John CAUDLE, living on Rocky River, was kicked to death by a mule on Sunday, the 25th, ult., from the effects of which he died on Friday morning last. It is said to be a vicious animal, and has an ungovernable propensity for kicking. Mr. CAUDLE had recently traded for it, and had been out riding, and on his return and dismounting, it kicked at him, which so enraged him that he at once took it into a stable resolved that he would conquer it. The mule turned on him and hemmed him in, and before any assistance could be rendered, it had kicked him senseless. Polkton Ansonian. [note: John Calvin CAUDLE (b.1831-d.Mar 25, 1877) married Judith PARKER. He was the son of Sampson CAUDLE and Louise COCHRAN]


April 10, 1877, Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Mary Stansel [Stancil], for six years past the widow of Levi Stansel, a local minister of the M. E. Church, South, was born in Anson county, N. C., February 14, 1801; died in Conyers, Ga., February 8, 1877. She died at the house of Mr. Lewis Nash of Conyers, Rockdale County, who was the husband of one of her surviving daughters. Another daughter, Mrs. Mary Henderson, resides at Oxford, Ga., in whose quiet cemetery her remains now repose. A. Means.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Wednesday, April 25, 1877  WEEKLY ANSONIAN (Polkton, Anson Co, NC)

-We regret to learn the death of Mr. Milton STEGALL

 

April 27, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: John D. PEMBERTON of Wadesboro to Emma M. LILLY, April 25, Fayetteville.

 

May 3, 1877, The Working Christian

Miss Roda Baker departed this life April 18th, 1877, in the 17th year of her age. At the age of 14 she united with the White Plain Baptist church, from which she removed her membership to the Monroe Baptist Church.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Marriages and Death Notices from Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina, Volume 2: 1866-1887. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1996.

 

May 9, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Eben HEARNE, May 7, Albemarle, Stanly Co.

 

June 7, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Joseph M. BLACK, June 24, Pioneer Mills, Cabarrus Co. (obituary).

 

August 5, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Catherine EFIRD, July 26, Albemarle, Stanly Co.

 

September 13, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Rev. T. C. JOHNSON, Sept. 1, Concord.

 

November 6, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mason RICHARDSON, Nov., Union Co.

 

December 15, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: N. A. PERRY, Dec. 6, Concord.

-Died: Belinda WHITE, Dec. 12, near Concord.

 

December 15, 1877, THE ZANESVILLE DAILY COURIER (Zanesville, Ohio)

-Charlotte Observer [N.C.] - On Saturday a week ago, Mrs. Margaret GRAY, the oldest person in all this section of the State having arrived at the wonderful age of 116 years, died at her home in Cabarrus county, N. C.  She was the daughter of Michael GARNER (familiarly known as old Mike GARNER), who is said to have been the wealthiest man who ever lived in Cabarrus county.  Mrs. GRAY was the wife of Beverly GRAY and was the mother of sixteen children. Having been born in Cabarrus in 1751, and raised in Rock River neighborhood [Rocky River neighborhood?], she has spent her entire life in the country, and it is said, never for once crossed the line.

 

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